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Admiral Yi Sun-sin

Admiral Yi Sun-sin

Admiral Yi Sun-sin lived in the Joseon Dynasty (present-day Korea) during the 16th century. He is well renowned for his victories against the Japanese invasions between 1592 and 1598. Most probably, one out of every three Koreans would answer Yi Sun-sin, if they were asked who their favorite hero in Korean history is. He faced [...]

King Sejong, the Great

King Sejong, the Great

Another Korean historical figure, who is equally as loved as Admiral Yi, is King Sejong the Great. He was the fourth monarch of the Joseon Dynasty, reigning from 1418-1450. At that time, the country was at the peak of prosperity economically, politically, socially and culturally. Of the thousands of years of Korean history, it can [...]

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