Kim Dae-jung

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Kim Dae-jung 김대중 金大中
15th President of South Korea
In office
February 25, 1998 – February 25, 2003
Preceded by Kim Young-sam
Succeeded by Roh Moo-hyun
Personal details
Born 3 December 1925(1925-12-03)[1]
Haui-do, Sinan, Jeollanam-do, Japanese Korea
(now Haui Island, South Korea)
Died 18 August 2009(2009-08-18) (aged 83)[2]
Seoul, South Korea
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature
In this Korean name, the family name is Kim.
This person won a Nobel Prize

Kim Dae-jung[3] (January 6, 1925-August 18, 2009) was a South Korean president. In 2000, he got the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the first person from Korea to get a Nobel prize.[4] A Roman Catholic since 1957, he has been called the "Nelson Mandela" of Asia [5] Kim Tae Jung was the President (succeeding Kim Young-sam) from 1998 to 2003. He was born in Haui-do, South Jeolla Province, an island off the South Korean Coast.

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  1. Obituary: Kim Dae-jung." BBC News. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. "Kim Dae-jung". The Economist. 27 August 2009. http://www.economist.com/node/14302282.
  3. Kim Dae Jung Korean: 김대중; Hanja 金大中
  4. Kim Dae-Jung (Short Asian Week biography)
  5. Kim Dae-Jung (Short CNN biography)

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