Apr 25, 2014

Korea FDC on "Memorable Figures Series Stamps (2nd)"

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South Korea

Memorable Figures Series Stamps (2nd)

Date of Issue : 9 April 2014

The second in the Memorable Figures Series introduces the national poets, Han Yongun, Lee Yuksa and Yun Dongju.

Han Yongun was an independence activist who led the March 1st Independence Movement. He was born in Hongseong, Chungcheongnam-do in 1879. He died in 1944 without witnessing the independence of his homeland.

Lee Yuksa was a writer and also an independence fighter. He was born in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do in 1904. He was arrested, detained and imprisoned a total of 17 times during his life time. In the end, he closed his short life of 40 years in a prison attached to the Japanese Consulate General in Beijing.

Yun Dongju sang about the independence of his country with lyrical poetic words. He was born in Myeongdong village in Jiandao. He later went to study in Japan and was arrested and imprisoned on suspicion of participating in the independence movement in 1943. In February 1945 a telegram was sent to his hometown, ‘Dongju died in prison.’ He was 27 years old.

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