Yi Bok-nam

Yi Bok-nam (Korean이복남; Hanja李福男; June 28, 1555 – August 16, 1597) was a Korean naval commander and politician of the Joseon Dynasty. He passed the military examination and attained the position of Byeongmajeoldosa (병마절도사, 兵馬節度使) for Jeolla Province. He served against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war. His courtesy name was Subo (수보, 綏甫).

Yi Bok-nam
남원성 잠입.jpg
Yi Bok-nam (middle)
BornJune 28, 1555
DiedAugust 16, 1597(1597-08-16) (aged 42)
NationalityKorean
OccupationNaval commander
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYi Bok-nam
McCune–ReischauerYi Pok-nam
Courtesy name
Hangul
수보
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSubo
McCune–ReischauerSubo
Posthumous name
Hangul
충장
Hanja
Revised RomanizationChungjang
McCune–ReischauerCh'ungjang

LifeEdit

In 1588, Yi passed the military examination (무과; 武科).

He is famed for his victories at the Battle of Woongchi and Ahndeokwon in 1592. He was killed on April 18, 1597 at the Siege of Namwon, aged 43.

The royal court eventually bestowed various honors upon him, including a posthumous title of Chungjanggong (충장공, 忠壯公, Loyal Duke of brave), an enrollment as a Seonmu Wonjong Gongsin (선무원종공신, 宣武原從功臣), and two posthumous offices, Jwachanseong (좌찬성, 左讚成, Left Vice Prime Minister).

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