Yi Sunsin

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Yi Sunsin (April 25, 1545 – December 16, 1598), also commonly transliterated Yi Sun-shin or Yi Soon-shin, was a Korean naval leader noted for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) during the Joseon Dynasty.


  • He who seeks life shall die, and he who seeks death shall live.
  • My quarters is uncluttered, my food is plain, for above all things I have sought profound clarity.
  • Don't let my death be known (last words)
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