|Birthplace:||Hwanghae-namdo, North Korea|
|Death:||Died in Honolulu, HI, USA|
|Cause of death:||stroke|
|Place of Burial:||Seoul, South Korea|
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About Syngman Rhee, 1st President of the Republic of Korea
Syngman Rhee or Yi Seungman (March 26, 1875 – July 19, 1965; Korean pronunciation: [i sɯŋman]) was the first president of South Korea. His presidency, from August 1948 to April 1960, remains controversial, affected by Cold War tensions on the Korean peninsula and elsewhere. Rhee was regarded as an anti-Communist and a strongman, and led South Korea through the Korean War. His presidency ended in resignation following popular protests against a disputed election. He died in exile in Hawaii.