Kim Dae-jung Biography

Activist, President (non-U.S.) (1925–2009)
Kim Dae-jung was president of South Korea from 1998 to 2003. He arranged an historic summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il.


Kim Dae-jung was born on December 3, 1925, on Mokp'o, Haeui Island, Korea (now part of South Chlla, South Korea). He was an opposition leader during the tenure of President Park Chung Hee and became the President of South Korea from 1998-2003. Dae-jung received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 for his efforts to restore democracy in South Korea and to improve relations with North Korea. He died in 2009 in Seoul, South Korea.

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