King Gwangjong of Goryeo

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King Gwangjong of Goryeo: Tyrant or Reformer? Gwangjong 광종(光宗)  Personal Name: Wong So 왕소(王昭) Born: 925 Died: July 4, 975 As Seen On TV:  The 4th King of the Goryeo Dynasty, you can Continue Reading →

Jang Young­sil, The Greatest Scientist in Joseon

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Jang Young Sil 장영실 蔣英實 (alt spellings: Jang Yeong-Sil) Born: 1390 (Speculative) Died: sometime after 1442 (exact date unknown) As Seen On TV:  100 years before Nicolaus Copernicus, lived one of the WORLD’s greatest scientist and astronomers, Jang Continue Reading →

Min Young-Ik 민영익

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Aristocrat, Statesman, Scholar, Artist Min Young Ik 민영익 (閔泳翊) Born: 1860 Died: 1914 (54 Years Old) As Seen On TV: Min Young-Ik was a progressive statesman, scholar and artist towards the Continue Reading →

Jang Bogo 장보고 – The Emperor of the Sea

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Jang BoGo 장보고 張保皐 (also known as: GongBok 궁복(弓福) ) Born: 787 (Speculative) Died: 841 (Speculative- 54 years old) As Seen On TV:  Jang Bogo is famous for establishing Korea’s maritime dominance in East Asia by essentially owning Continue Reading →

The Legend of Prince Hodong and Pricess Nangnang

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The legend of Prince Hodong and Princess Nangnang (호동왕자와 낙랑공주) is a 2000 year old story about the tragic love between Prince Hodong(? – 32 AD) of Gorguryeo and Princess Nangnang Continue Reading →

Hwang Jin Yi (Person)

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Hwang Jin Yi or Jini 황진이 (also known by her giseang name of Myeongwol 명월 which means “Bright moon”) Born: 1506 (speculative) Died:  speculative dates range from 1546 – 1567 As Seen Continue Reading →

Choe Yeong

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Choe Yeong 최영 崔瑩 Born: 1316 Died: 1388 (72 Years Old) As Seen On TV: Choe Yeong was a general and hero in Goryeo in dramas such as Faith, Jeong Dojeon and Six Flying Dragons. (Full Continue Reading →