Syngman Rhee

Syngman Rhee (1875 - 1965)

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Syngman Rhee
Born in Neungnae-dong, Daegyeong-ri, Masan-myeon, Pyeongsan County, Hwanghae Province, Koreamap
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Husband of — married (to ) in New York, United Statesmap
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Died in Honolulu, Hawaii, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jan 2018
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Categories: South Korean Notables | South Korea, Presidents | Seoul National Cemetery, Dongjak-dong, South Korea.

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Korean Name:

Westernized: Syngman Rhee (Rhee is the Family Name, Syngman is the Given Name)
Hangul/Hanja: 리승만/이승만 李承晩

Syngman Rhee (Korean: 이승만]; April 18, 1875 – July 19, 1965) was a South Korean politician, the first and the last Head of State of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, and President of South Korea from 1948 to 1960. His three-term presidency of South Korea (August 1948 to April 1960) was strongly affected by Cold War tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

He led South Korea through the Korean War. His presidency ended in resignation following popular protests against a disputed election. Rhee was regarded as an anti-Communist authoritarian leader and is thought to have ordered tens of thousands of extrajudicial killings of suspected communists during the early stages of the Korean War. He died in exile in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Spouse: Franziska Donner, married October 1934

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Rhee Syng-Man in 1956
Rhee Syng-Man in 1956

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