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Jim Yong Kim MD, PhD, also known as Kim Yong (Hangul: 김용; born December 8, 1959), is a South Korean-American physician and anthropologist who has served as the 12th President of the World Bank since ...

9/22/2016 1/13/2017

Ban Ki-moon (Hangul: 반기문; born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean statesman and politician who is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban w...

9/22/2016 11/29/2016

Kim Gu MP (1876 - 1949)

7/15/2011 4/10/2012

Rev. Sun Myung Moon MP (1920 - 2012)

"文鮮明", "Mun Seon-myeong", "문용명", "文龍明", "Mun Yong-myeong"

Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Korean 문선명; born Mun Yong-myeong ; 25 February 1920 – 3 September 2012) was a Korean religious leader best known as the founder of the Unification Church, and for his claim that he...

3/7/2012 3/31/2012

Myung-so Chung MP (1941 - 2007)

Myung-so Chung was born in Seoul, Korea and was the eldest sibling of the Chung Family which Time Magazine has called one of the most successful musical families of the 20th century. Myung So was a nat...

7/23/2011 7/24/2011

This is a Korean name; the family name is Chung. Myung-wha Chung Hangul 정명화 Revised Romanization Jeong Myeong(-)hwa McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Myŏng-hwa Myung-wha Chung (born 19 March 1944) is a Korean ce...

7/23/2011 7/23/2011

Myung-whun Chung (born 22 January 1953, Seoul) is a South Korean pianist and conductor. His sisters, violinist Kyung-wha Chung, and cellist Myung-wha Chung, and he at one time performed together as t...

7/23/2011 7/23/2011

Kyung-wha Chung (born 26 March 1948 Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean violinist. Kyung-wha Chung's musical career began at the age of three. Her fame in the seventies and eighties was at the top level,...

7/23/2011 7/23/2011

Kim Jong-suk MP (1919 - 1949)

7/20/2011 7/22/2011

Soviet records show that Kim Jong-il was born in the village of Vyatskoye, near Khabarovsk, in 1941, where his father, Kim Il-sung, commanded the 1st Battalion of the Soviet 88th Brigade, made up of Ch...

7/20/2011 7/22/2011

Park Chung-hee (September 30, 1917 – October 26, 1979) was a Republic of Korea Army general and the leader of South Korea (the Republic of Korea) from 1961 to 1979. He has been credited with the indust...

7/20/2011 7/20/2011

7/20/2011 7/20/2011

7/20/2011 7/20/2011

Park Geun-hye (박근혜; 朴槿惠) is the eleventh and current President of South Korea. She is the first woman to be elected as President in South Korea, and is serving the 18th presidential term. She also is t...

7/20/2011 7/20/2011

7/20/2011 7/20/2011

Lee Hui-ho MP (deceased)

7/19/2011 7/19/2011

Kim Dae-jung, 15th President of the Republic of Korea MP (1924 - 2009)

"Kim Dae-jung", "Nobel Peace Prize 2000"

Kim Dae-jung (4 February 1924 – 18 August 2009) was President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003, and the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He came to be called the "Nelson Mandela of Asia" for his long-...

7/19/2011 7/19/2011

Ryu Gwan-sun MP (1902 - 1920)

Ryu, Gwan-Sun (December 16, 1902 – October 12, 1920) was a student and organizer in what would come to be known as the March 1st Movement against the Japanese colonial rule of Korea in South Chungcheon...

7/19/2011 7/19/2011

Gen. Choi Hong Hi MP (1918 - 2002)

Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002), also known as General Choi, was a South Korean army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of t...

7/15/2011 7/15/2011

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 controvers...

7/15/2011 7/15/2011

Chung Se Yung MP (1928 - 2001)

Founder of Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, and brother of the late Hyundai Group founder Chung Ju-yung. Chung Se-yung set up Hyundai Motor Co. in 1967 and helped it to develop into ...

7/14/2011 7/14/2011

Chung Ju-yung MP (1915 - 2001)

Founder of the Hyundai chaebol (family-owned conglomerate) which began with the Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company in 1947. He had no formal education after grade school, when he ran away from ...

7/14/2011 7/14/2011

Rain MP

"Rain", "BiRain", "Jung Ji Hoon", "Pi", "Jeong Ji Hun"

He is a South Korean pop singer, dancer, model, actor, businessperson, and designer who has released seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese) and 19 singles. He won the KBS Best New Actor award for his ...

6/16/2010 7/14/2011

Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor best known for playing Jin-Soo Kwon on the series Lost. Kim next stars in the CBS reboot Hawaii Five-0 playing Chin Ho Kelly along with Alex O'Loughlin as Detective ...

4/21/2010 7/14/2011