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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?

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 anti-Communist and a strongman, and he led South Korea through the Korean War. His presidency ended in resignation following popular protests against a disputed election. He died in exile in Honolulu, Hawaii. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1875-1965)

Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea

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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 Empress Myeongseong. The Meiji government of Japan considered her an obstacle against its overseas expansion. Efforts to remove her from the political arena, orchestrated through failed rebellions prompted by the father of King Gojong, Heungseon Daewongun, compelled the Empress to take a harsher stand against Japanese influence. After Japan's victory in the First Sino-Japanese War, Queen Min ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 44 (1851-1895)

Birthplace: Yeoju, South Korea

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Yi Wu

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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 33 (1912-1945)

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Gojong of the Korean Empire

Gojong, the Emperor Gwangmu, was the twenty-sixth king of the Korean Joseon dynasty and the first emperor of Korea. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1852-1919)

Birthplace: Unhyeongung