Famous South Korean Presidents

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 1 
Park-Chung-hee
(Former President of South Korea)

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Birthdate: November 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gumi, South Korea
Died: October 26, 1979

Park Chung-hee served as the president of South Korea from 1962 to 1979. He had also chaired the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction. As the leader of the South Korean army, he had launched the 1961 coup and established a dictatorship. He was assassinated by his close aide Kim Jae-gyu.

 2 
Moon Jae-in
(Current President of South Korea)

Moon Jae-in
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Birthdate: January 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geoje, South Korea

Moon Jae-in is a South Korean politician and the current president of South Korea. Although he was raised in poverty, Moon worked hard during his early years and went on to become a prominent politician. In 2018, he was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.

 3 
Syngman Rhee
(Statesman)

Syngman Rhee
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Birthdate: March 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haeju
Died: July 19, 1965
South Korea’s first president, Syngman Rhee, plunged into politics fighting for independence from Japan. His PhD from Princeton made him the first Korean to get a U.S. doctorate. Faced with the April Revolution and the Second Republic of Korea, he resigned and spent his final years exiled in Honolulu. 
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 4 
Park Geun-hye
(11th President of South Korea)

Park Geun-hye
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Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jung District, Taegu, South Korea

Park Geun-hye is a former politician from South Korea. In 2013, Park became the first woman to serve as the president of South Korea. She also became the first president from South Korea to be born after the establishment of the First Republic of Korea. In 2014, Park Geun-hye was named in Forbes magazine's world's most powerful people list.

 5 
Chun Doo-hwan
(Former President of South Korea)

Chun Doo-hwan
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Birthdate: January 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hapcheon County

 6 
Roh Tae-woo
(Sixth president of South Korea from 1988 to 1993)

Roh Tae-woo
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Birthdate: December 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Died: October 26, 2021

 7 
Yun Posun
(President)

Yun Posun
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Birthdate: August 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dunpo-myeon, Asan-si, South Korea
Died: July 18, 1990
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 8 
Choi Kyu-hah
(Politician)

Choi Kyu-hah
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Birthdate: July 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wonju-myeon, Wonju County, Gangwon, South Korea
Died: October 22, 2006

 9 
Chang Myon
(Former Vice President of South Korea)

Chang Myon
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Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jongno District, Seoul
Died: June 4, 1966

 10 
Kim Seong-su
(Former Vice President of South Korea)

Kim Seong-su
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Birthdate: October 11, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gochang, North Jeolla, Korea
Died: February 18, 1955