Korean nobility
Korean monarchy and native nobility existed in Korea until the end of the Japanese occupation. In Imperial Korea, nobles continued to hold noble titles, which included che, wang and kun.
As the Be...
House of Yi
The House of Lee, also called the Korean Imperial Household or Jeonju Lee clan, was the household of the Joseon Dynasty and Korean Empire, consisting of the descendants of the Lee Seong-gye, the found...
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Choe Bu
Choe Bu (1454–1504) was a Korean official during the early Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910). He is most well known for the account of his shipwrecked travels in China from February to July 1488, during the ...
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Yi Un
Lieutenant General Prince Imperial Yeong, the Crown Prince Uimin (also Euimin), also known as Yi Un, Yi Eun, Lee Eun, and Un Yi (20 October 1897 – 1 May 1970), was the 28th Head of the Korean Imperia...
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Seonghan of Silla
Seonghan of Silla (Hangul: 성한; hanja: 星漢), also called Sehan of Silla (Hangul: 세한; hanja: 勢漢) was a Korean Silla Dynasty politician. He was one of the founders of Gyeongju Kim...
Michu of Silla
Michu of Silla was the thirteenth ruler of the Korean state of Silla (262-284). He was the first king of the Kim clan to sit on the Silla throne; this clan would hold the throne for most of Silla's l...
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Kim Jeong-hui
Kim Jeong-hui (김정희, 金正喜, [kimdʑʌŋhi] born on the 3rd day of the 6th lunar month 1786, died on the 10th day of the 10th lunar month 1856) was one of the most celebrated practitioners of calligraphy, e...
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Prince Yangnyeong
Grand Prince Yangnyeong (Hangul: 양녕대군, Hanja: 讓寧大君, 1394–1462) was a Joseon Dynasty politician and prince. The Grand Prince, first-born son of King Taejong of the Joseon Dynasty and his consort Queen ...
Empress Myeongseong
Empress Myeongseong (19 October 1851 – 8 October 1895), also known as Queen Min, was the first official wife of King Gojong, the twenty-sixth king of the Joseon dynasty of Korea. In 1902, she rec...
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Yi Kang
Yi Kang, the Prince Imperial Uihwa (also Euihwa), (born 30 March 1877 – 15 August 1955) was the fifth son of Emperor Gwangmu of Korea and his concubine, Lady Yang, who was a court lady-in-waitin...
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Choi Buk
Choi Buk (fl. 1755–85), was a Korean painter of the late Joseon period. He used many pen names, Samgijae, Hosaenggwan, Songjae, Giam, Geogijae among them.
His childhood remains unknown, as w...
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Choe Chiwon
Choe Chiwon ([tɕʰʷe tɕʰiwʌn]; 857–10th century) was a noted Korean Confucian official, philosopher, and poet of the late Unified Silla period (668-935). He studied for many years in Tang China, passed...
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Kim Du-ryang
Kim Du-ryang (1696–1763) was a painter of the mid Joseon period. He was the son of Kim Hyogyeong, a Hwawon (royal court painter). Kim Duryang followed his father's career by entering the royal service...
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Choi Jin-yeong
Choi Jin-young (Hangul: 최진영; November 17, 1970 – March 29, 2010) was a South Korean actor and singer. Choi made his debut as a television commercial model in 1987 and began his acting career three...
Kenichi Momoyama
Colonel Prince Yi Geon (October 28, 1909 – December 21, 1990), also Ri Ken and Kenichi Momoyama (桃山 虔一, Momoyama Ken'ichi), was a Korean prince and a cavalry officer in the Imperial Japanese A...
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Kim Myeong-hui
Kim Myeong-hui (1788-?) was a calligrapher of the late Joseon Dynasty. He was born into a yangban family of the Gyeongju Kim lineage, the son of Kim No-gyeong. He passed the jinsa literary examinati...
Yi Chung
Prince Yi Chung of Korea (born 23 April 1936) is a member of the former Imperial Family of Korea and the genealogical male-line heir of Emperor Gojong. He is the eldest son of Prince Wu of Korea who i...
Prince Imperial Heung
Prince Imperial Heung (Hangul: 흥친왕; hanja: 興親王; RR: Heungchinwang; MR: Heungchinwang, 1845–1912) was a prince of the Joseon Dynasty and of the Korean Empire. He was t...
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Kim Alji
Kim Alji (김알지, 金閼智; 65-?) was a historical figure in Korean history. His descendents formed the Kim royal clan of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. His legendary birth is said to have occurre...
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Choi Jin-sil
Choi Jin-Sil (December 24, 1968 – October 2, 2008) was a popular South Korean actress. She was considered one of the best actresses in South Korea, nicknamed "The Nation's Actress". She played leading...
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Queen Munjeong
Queen Munjeong (Hangul: 문정왕후, Hanja: 文定王后) (1 February 1502 – 29 December 1565) was the wife of King Jungjong of Joseon.She was of the Papyeong Yun clan. She was regent for her son King Myeongjong wh...
Choe Hang (Goryeo civil minister)
Choe Hang (?–1024) was a civil minister (called munsin) of the Gyeongju Choe clan during the Goryeo dynasty. In 991, the 10th year of King Seongjong's reign, as he passed gwageo or civil minister exam...
Office of the Yi Dynasty
The Office of the Yi Dynasty or called Yiwangjik was an organization to manage every affairs related to the royal House of Yi of Korea during the Japanese occupation. It was established in February 19...
Empress Sunjeong
Empress Sunjeong of the Korean Empire (19 September 1894 – 3 February 1966) was the consort of Emperor Yunghui, the last emperor of the Joseon Dynasty and Korea.
Empress Sunjeong was born La...
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Seonjeongneung
The Seonjeongneung is the burial grounds of two Joseon Dynasty kings and one Joseon queen. The westernmost tomb belongs to King Seongjong (r. 1469–1494), the ninth king of the Joseon dynasty. His firs...
Kim Myeong-won
Kim Myeong-won (1534–1602) was a high official of the Joseon Dynasty, who served King Seonjo during the Seven Year War. Born to a yangban family of the Gyeongju Kim lineage, he was the son of another...
Joseon Dynasty
Joseon (Korean: 조선; Hanja: 朝鮮; also Chosŏn, Choson, Chosun, Cho-sen) was a Korean kingdom founded by Taejo Yi Seong-gye that lasted for approximately five centuries, from July 1392 to October 1897...
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