List of people of Korean descent


This is a list of notable Koreans or notable people of Korean descent

Note: In Korean names, the family name is placed first for example, the family name of "Park Ji-Sung" is "Park", unless the person has decided to Westernize his or her name

Contents

  • 1 Hapkido
  • 2 Artists
    • 21 Visual artists
    • 22 Media artists
    • 23 Dancers
    • 24 Filmmakers
    • 25 Poets and authors
    • 26 Fashion designers
  • 3 Businesspeople
  • 4 Entertainers
    • 41 Actors
    • 42 Comedians
    • 43 Models
    • 44 Singers
    • 45 Classical musicians
  • 5 Historical Leaders
  • 6 Lawyers
  • 7 Politicians
  • 8 Religious leaders
  • 9 Scholars, Philosopher and Social Activists
  • 10 Scientists and Engineers
  • 11 Athletes
  • 12 See also
  • 13 References

Hapkidoedit

  • Choe Yong–Sool
  • Seo Bok–Sub
  • Sin Sang–Chul
  • Kim Hak–Bong
  • Kim Gwi–Chul
  • Kim Jang–Sub
  • Kim Jae–hee
  • Kim gwi–hwa

Artistsedit

Visual artistsedit

Main article: List of Korean painters

Media artistsedit

  • Paik Nam-June

Dancersedit

  • Sujin Kang
  • Hong 10, professional break dancer
  • Halla Pai Huhm

Filmmakersedit

See also: List of Korean film directors
  • Ahn Byeong-ki
  • Bong Joon-ho
  • Hong Sang-soo
  • Im Kwon-taek
  • Jang Joon-hwan
  • Kim Jee-woon
  • Kim Ki-duk
  • Lee Chang-dong
  • Park Chan-wook
  • Nelson Shin
  • Song Hae-sung
  • Yoon Je-kyoon

Poets and authorsedit

See also: List of Korean language poets
  • Baek Minseok
  • Baek Seok
  • Bang Hyun-seok
  • Chae Ho-ki
  • Chan Jeong
  • Cheong Chi-yong, poet
  • Choi Seung-ho, poet
  • Cho Sung-ki, novelist
  • Choi Il-nam, novelist
  • Choi Soo-cheol
  • Chun Woon-young
  • Do Jong-hwan, poet
  • Gu Hyo-seo
  • Ha Geun-chan, author
  • Hailji, author
  • Han Bi-ya, a travel writer
  • Han Mahlsook, novelist
  • Ha Seong-ran, author
  • Heo Su-gyeong, poet
  • Hong Sung-won, author
  • Hwang In-suk ,poet
  • Hwang Ji-u, poet
  • Hyun Kil-un
  • Jang Eun-jin
  • Jang Jeong-il
  • Jang Seok-nam, poet
  • Jeon Gyeong-rin
  • Jeon Sang-guk
  • Jeong Do-sang
  • Jung Ihyun
  • Jung Hansuk
  • Jung Mi-kyung
  • Kim Byeol-ah
  • Kye Yong-mook
  • Han Chang-hun, author
  • Kang Chol-hwan, an author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang
  • Kang Sok-kyong
  • Kang Young-sook
  • Ko Un
  • Kim Sa-in
  • Kim Eon
  • Kim Gi-taek
  • Kim Gwangrim
  • Kim Gyeong-uk
  • Kim Haki
  • Kim Hu-ran
  • Kim Jae-Young
  • Kim Jong-gil
  • Kim Ju-yeong
  • Kim Kwang-kyu
  • Kim Kyung-ju
  • Kim Mi-wol
  • Kim Sang-ok
  • Kim Sinyong
  • Kim Seon-wu
  • Kim Seong-dong
  • Kim Seung-hee
  • Kim Sowol
  • Kim Tak-hwan
  • Kim Wonu
  • Kim Yeong-hyeon
  • Kim Yong-man
  • Kwak Jae-gu
  • Kwon Jeong Saeng
  • Kwon Yeo-sun
  • Lee Eun-sang, poet
  • Lee Kang-baek, Korean playwright
  • Lee Ho-cheol
  • Lee Hye-gyeong 1960
  • Lee Hyeonggi born 1933
  • Lee In-hwa
  • Lee Jangwook, author and poet
  • Lee Ki-ho, author
  • Lee Mun-ku, author
  • Lee Oyoung, author and critic
  • Lee Soon-won
  • Lee Sungboo, poet and novelist
  • Lee Yuksa
  • Lee Yun-gi
  • Lee Yuntaek, dramatist and poet
  • Ma Jonggi born 1939
  • Lee Mankyo
  • Moon Chung-hee
  • Moon Taejun
  • Nam Jung-hyun
  • Oh Kyu-won born 1947
  • Oh Sangwon, author
  • Oh Soo-yeon, author
  • Oh Taeseok
  • Park Chong-hwa, novelist
  • Paik Gahuim
  • Park Hee-jin
  • Park Hyoung-su
  • Park Jaesam born 1933
  • Park Jeong-dae
  • Park Mok-wol
  • Park Kyung-ni
  • Ynhui Park
  • Park Sang-ryung
  • Park Sangsoon
  • Park Taesun
  • Park Tae-won
  • Park Yeonghan
  • Park Yong-rae
  • Han Yong-un
  • Ra Hee-duk
  • Seo Jeong-in
  • Seo Hajin
  • Shin Yong-mok born 1974
  • Sim Yunkyung
  • So Young-en
  • Song Gisuk
  • Song Giwon
  • Song Sokze
  • Song Yeong
  • Sung Chan-gyeong 1930–2013
  • Yi In-seong
  • Yi Kyoung-ja
  • Yun Dong-ju

Fashion designersedit

  • Andre Kim
  • Richard Chai
  • Cho Young Wan

Businesspeopleedit

See also: Category:South Korean businesspeople
  • Ahn Cheol-Soo
  • Chung Ju-yung
  • Chung Mong-hun
  • Euh Yoon-dae
  • Lee Byung-chul
  • Lee Kun-Hee
  • David Chang

Entertainersedit

Actorsedit

See also: List of South Korean actors
  • Lee Min Ho
  • Jang Keun-suk
  • Jung Joon-ho
  • Daniel Dae Kim
  • Jung Il-woo
  • Kim Woo Bin
  • Lee Dong-wook
  • Gong Yoo

Comediansedit

Modelsedit

See also: List of South Korean models
  • Hyoni Kang
  • Lee Pa-ni
  • Sung Hi Lee
  • Ju Ji-hoon

Singersedit

  • Lee Hi
  • Seo Taiji
  • Karen O
  • Kim Junsu
  • Kim Jaejoong
  • Kim Tae-yeon
  • Luna
  • Park Bom
  • Hyolyn Kim Hyo Jung
  • Song Jieun
  • Park Cho-rong
  • Yoon Bo-mi
  • Jung Eun-ji
  • Son Na-eun
  • Kim Nam-joo
  • Oh Ha-young
  • Heo Ga-yoon
  • Jung Dae Hyun
  • Kim Jong-Kook
  • Haha
  • Psy
  • Rain
  • Patti Kim
  • Sandeul
  • Leeteuk
  • Kim Heechul
  • Yesung
  • Kangin
  • G-Dragon
  • Taeyang
  • Kim Ryeowook
  • Cho Kyuhyun
  • Shindong
  • Lee Sungmin
  • Eunhyuk
  • Lee Donghae
  • Choi Siwon
  • Kim Tae-yon
  • Jessica Jung
  • Sunny
  • Tiffany
  • Kim Hyo-yeon
  • Kwon Yuri
  • Choi Soo-young
  • Im Yoona
  • Seo Joo-hyun
  • Park Ji-min
  • Kim Seok-jin
  • Min Yoon-gi
  • Jung Ho-seok
  • Kim Nam-joon
  • Park Jimin
  • Kim Tae-hyung
  • Jeon Jungkook
  • Im Na-yeon
  • Park Ji-hyo

Classical musiciansedit

See also: List of South Korean musicians
  • Chang Han-na
  • Chang, Sarah
  • Chung Myung-whun
  • Chung Kyung-wha
  • Stefan Jackiw
  • Jo Su Mi
  • Hong Hei-kyung
  • Paik Kun-Woo
  • John Myung

Historical Leadersedit

See also: List of Goguryeo people, List of Baekje people, List of Silla people, List of Goryeo people, List of Joseon Dynasty people, and Category:Korean independence activists

Lawyersedit

  • Song Sang-Hyun, President of the International Criminal Court ICC

Politiciansedit

See also: President of South Korea
  • Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Chun Doo-hwan, President, 1980–1988
  • Roh Tae-woo, President, 1988–1993
  • Kim Young-sam, President, 1993–1998
  • Kim Dae-jung, President, 1998–2003
  • Roh Moo-hyun, President, 2003–2008
  • Lee Myung-bak, President, 2008–2012
  • Park Geun Hye, President, 2013–2017
  • Lee Hoi-chang
  • Lee Hun Jai
  • Lee Hae-chan
  • Park Jung-Hee
  • Kim Il-Sung, Leader of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 1948–1994
  • Kim Jong-Il, Supreme Leader of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 1994–2011
  • Kim Jong-Un, Supreme Leader of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 2011– present

Religious leadersedit

  • Andrew Kim Taegon August 21, 1862 – September 16, 1846 was the first Korean-born Catholic priest, canonized on May 6, 1984 by Pope John Paul II in the Republic of Korea
  • David Yonggi Cho – Founder/Pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church
  • Hae Jong Kim – Bishop of the United Methodist Church
  • Nicolas Cheong Jin-Suk – Roman Catholic Archbishop of Seoul 1998–present
  • Paul Kim Anglican bishop – Anglican Primate of Korea and Archbishop of Seoul 2009–present
  • Sun Myung Moon – Founder of the Unification Church
  • Dora Kim Moon – Community organizer in Hawaii

Scholars, Philosopher and Social Activistsedit

  • Kim Yong-ok, philosopher
  • Ham Seok-heon
  • Ko Un
  • Lee Yuksa
  • Moon Ik-hwan
  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Jang Jun-ha
  • Kwon Young-ghil
  • Roh Hoe-chan
  • Jeon Tae-il
  • Maria Whang, educator and community organizer in Hawaii

Scientists and Engineersedit

  • Kim Soon-kwon, corn biologist
  • Hwang Jun-muk, Mathematician of Algebraic geometry and Differential geometry
  • Kim Jeong-han, Mathematician
  • Lee Whi-soh, theoretical physicist
  • Woo Jang-choon, agricultural scientist and botanist
  • Philip Kim, physicist
  • Kim Bit-nae-ri, biologist
  • Hongkun Park, chemist
  • Donhee Ham, electrical engineer
  • Joon Yun, radiologist
  • Stanley Sukjin Kim, world-renowned ophthalmologist

Athletesedit

See also: List of South Korean footballers and List of Korean boxers
  • Ahn Jung-Hwan, footballer
  • Lee Sang-don, profesional dota player, first offlane to reach 9k mmr
  • Kim Seon-yeop, profesional dota player
  • Birdie Kim born Kim Ju-yun, LPGA player and 2005 Women's Open champion
  • Byung-Hyun Kim, former MLB player
  • Cha Bum-Kun, footballer in Bundesliga
  • Chan-ho Park, MLB player
  • Choo Shin-Soo, MLB player, plays for the Texas Rangers
  • Dong Keun Park, legendary Taekwondo Champion of the 1960s 1
  • Ha Seung-Jin, professional basketball player currently playing in the Korean Basketball League
  • Hee Seop Choi, former MLB player, currently plays in South Korea's Professional Baseball League
  • Hines Ward, American Football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Hong Myung-Bo, footballer
  • Hong-Man Choi, K-1 Professional KickBoxer
  • In Jin Chi, professional boxer, a former WBC world champion
  • Jae-Kwon Hwang, as known as Ca-Hwang, footballer
  • Jay Dee "BJ" Penn professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner; first American gold medalist of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion
  • Jim Paek, pro ice hockey player
  • Jong Song-Ok, North Korean; championship of Marathon in 1999
  • Joo Se Hyuk, Table tennis, defensive chopper
  • Jung Kil Kim, taekwondo champion
  • Ki Soo Kim, professional boxer, the first Korean world champion WBA, WBC
  • Kim Yuna, figure skater; 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Lee Chun-Soo, footballer
  • Lee Hyung-Taik, tennis player
  • Lee Seung-Yeop, NPB baseball player
  • Lee Yong-Kyu, baseball player
  • Mi Hyun Kim, LPGA Player
  • Moon Dae-Sung, 2004 Olympic Taekwon-Do Gold medalist
  • Myung Jae Nam, Hapkido master, founder of Hankido 1938–1999
  • Nam Sung-yong, marathon Runner; 1936 Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Park Ji-Sung, footballer First ever Korean to win the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United
  • Park Sung-Hyun, Olympic medal winner Archery
  • Park Tae-hwan, swimmer
  • Ryu, Hyun-Jin, professional baseball player, currently playing in Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB
  • Se Ri Pak, LPGA Player
  • Seol Ki-hyeon, footballer
  • Sohn Kee-Chung, marathon Runner; 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Sun-Woo Kim, baseball player
  • Lee Sang-hyeok, Faker Professional E-Sports Player; Mid laner on SKT T1

See alsoedit

  • List of Korea-related topics
  • Korean people
  • List of Goguryeo people
  • List of Baekje people
  • List of Silla people
  • List of Goryeo people
  • List of Joseon Dynasty people
  • List of Korean Americans
  • List of people by nationality

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Referencesedit

  1. ^ http://wwwlacanchacom/dongkeunparkhtml


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