List of Famous people born in Gangwon Province, South Korea

Hwang Hee-chan

First Name Hwang
Last Name Hee-chan
Born on January 26, 1996 (age 28)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Hwang Hee-chan is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the South Korea national team. He is nicknamed the "Bull" in South Korea due to his aggressive playing style and surname.

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Son Heung-min

First Name Son
Last Name Heung-min
Born on July 8, 1992 (age 31)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Son Heung-min is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korea national team.

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Kim Rae-won

First Name Kim
Last Name Rae-won
Born on March 19, 1981 (age 43)

Kim Rae-won is a South Korean actor. He first rose to fame with his appearances in the 2003 romantic comedy series Cats on the Roof, and movies such as My Little Bride (2004), Sunflower (2006), tv series Love Story in Harvard (2004), Gourmet (2008), A Thousand Days' Promise (2011), Punch (2014–2015) and Doctors (2016).

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Jo Min-ki

First Name Jo
Last Name Min-ki
Born on November 5, 1966
Died on March 9, 2018 (aged 51)

Jo Min-ki was a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the television series Love and Ambition, East of Eden, Queen Seondeok, and Flames of Desire. He was also a noted photographer and published two books and held solo exhibitions,. In addition since 2010 he was an assistant professor at Cheongju University.

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Kim Hee-chul

First Name Kim
Last Name Hee-chul
Born on July 10, 1983 (age 40)

Kim Hee-chul, better known mononymously as Heechul, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, presenter and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior and has further participated in its subgroup Super Junior-T as well as project group Universe Cowards with Min Kyung-hoon and Woojoo jjokkomi with Lee Soo Geun. He was also a member of the disbanded pop rock duo Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo.

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Won Bin

First Name Won
Last Name Bin
Born on November 10, 1977 (age 46)

Won Bin is a South Korean actor. He first gained wide popularity in 2000 after starring in the KBS's television series Autumn in My Heart. One of the most selective actors in the Korean entertainment industry, he has starred in only five films to date, Guns & Talks, Taegukgi, My Brother, Mother and The Man from Nowhere.

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Kim Ji-soo

First Name Kim
Last Name Ji-soo
Born on October 24, 1972 (age 51)

Kim Ji-soo is a South Korean actress.

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Sun Sheng Xi

First Name Sun
Last Name Xi
Born on November 13, 1990 (age 33)

Sun Sheng Xi, also known as Shi Shi, is a Taiwanese-Korean singer-songwriter.

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Park Bo-ram

First Name Park
Last Name Bo-ram
Born on March 1, 1994 (age 30)

Park Bo-ram is a South Korean singer. She took a part in Mnet's SuperStar K2 and finished in eighth place. Park made her debut with release digital single "Beautiful" featuring Zico on August 7, 2014. That year, she won Artist of the Year for August at the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards and was nominated for Best New Artist at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and Melon Music Awards.

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Shin Saimdang

First Name Shin
Last Name Saimdang
Born on October 29, 1504
Died on May 17, 1551 (aged 46)

Shin Saimdang was a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist, and poet, who lived during the Joseon period. She was born in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Her birth home, Ojukheon, which is also her maternal family's home, is well-preserved to this day. She was the mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yi I. Often held up as a model of Confucian ideals, her respectful nickname was Eojin Eomeoni. Her real name was Shin In-seon. Her pen names were Saim, Saimdang, Inimdang, and Imsajae. She was a contemporary of the poet Heo Nansseolheon, and the two women were considered rivals.

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