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Members of the Joseon Dynasty

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List of the members of the Joseon Dynasty, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Joseon Dynasty, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Joseon Dynasty, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Joseon Dynasty has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Joseon Dynasty.

List includes Syngman Rhee, Empress Myeongseong, more.

The information on this page of prominent Joseon Dynasty members can help answer the questions, “Who was in the Joseon Dynasty?” and "Who is part of the Joseon Dynasty?
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    Syngman Rhee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Members of the Joseon Dynasty
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    Syngman Rhee was a Korean statesman and the first president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea as well as the first president of South Korea. His three-term presidency of South Korea was strongly affected by Cold War tensions on the Korean peninsula. Rhee was regarded as an ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1875-1965)
    • Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
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    Empress Myeongseong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Members of the Joseon Dynasty
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    Empress Myeongseong, 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 received the posthumous name Hyoja Wonsŏng Jŏnghwa Hapchŏn Honggong Sŏngdŏk Myŏngsŏng Taehwanghu, often abbreviated as Myŏngsŏng Hwanghu, meaning ...more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1851-1895)
    • Birthplace: Yeoju, South Korea
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    Yi Wu

    Yi Wu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Members of the Joseon Dynasty
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    Colonel Yi Wu, was the 4th head of Unhyeon Palace, a member of the imperial family of Korea, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1912-1945)
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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    Gojong of the Korean Empire

    Gojong of the Korean Empire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Members of the Joseon Dynasty
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    Gojong, the Emperor Gwangmu, was the twenty-sixth king of the Korean Joseon dynasty and the first emperor of Korea. more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1852-1919)
    • Birthplace: Unhyeongung
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    Prince Yi Gu was a Korean prince. He was pretender to the throne from 1970 until he died in 2005. He was the grandson of Gojong of the Joseon dynasty. Gu was born in Kitashirakawa Palace, Kioicho, Kojimachiku, Tokyo, Japan; his father was Crown Prince Eun of Korea, and his mother was Princess Bangja, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1931-2005)
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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    Taejo of Joseon

    Taejo of Joseon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Members of the Joseon Dynasty
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    Taejo of Joseon, born Yi Seong-gye, whose changed name is Yi Dan, was the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea reigning from 1392 to 1398, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1335-1408)
    • Birthplace: Hamhung, North Korea
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    Empress Sunjeong

    Empress Sunjeong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Members of the Joseon Dynasty
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    Empress Sunjeong of the Korean Empire was the consort of Emperor Yunghui, the last emperor of the Joseon Dynasty and Korea. more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1894-1966)
    • Birthplace: Joseon
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    Jeongjo of Joseon

    King Jeongjo was the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. He made various attempts to reform and improve the nation of Joseon. He was preceded by his grandfather King Yeongjo and succeeded by his son King Sunjo. Some say Jeongjo is one of the most successful and visionary rulers of the Joseon ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1752-1800)
    • Birthplace: Changgyeonggung, Seoul, South Korea
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