Syngman Rhee, 1st President of the Republic of Korea

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Syngman Rhee

Chinese: 李承晩, Korean: 이승만
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Birthplace: Neungnae-dong, Daegyeong-ri, Masan-myeon, Pyongsan, North Hwanghae, North Korea
Death: Died in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Cause of death: stroke
Place of Burial: Seoul, South Korea
Immediate Family:

Son of Yi Gyeong-seon and Kim Gim-hae
Husband of Franziska Donner
Ex-husband of Park Seungseon
Father of <private> 이; <private> 이 and <private> 이

Occupation: President of 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.

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Syngman Rhee, 1st President of the Republic of Korea's Timeline

1875
April 18, 1875
Pyongsan, North Hwanghae, North Korea
1965
July 19, 1965
Age 90
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
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Seoul, South Korea