Shin Saimdang

(Gangneung)

Shin Saimdang
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Shin Saimdang (October 29, 1504 – May 17, 1551) was a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist, noted poet, and the mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yulgok. Often held up as a model of Confucian ideals, her respectful nickname was Eojin Eomeoni ("Wise Mother"). Her real name was Yinsun. Her pennames were Saimdang, Inimdang and Imsajae.

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Shin Saimdang was born and raised in Gangneung at the home of her maternal grandparents. Her father, Shin Myeonggwa (申命和) was a government official but did not actively join politics. Her mother was Lady Lee, the daughter of Lee Sa-on (李思溫). Shin had four younger sisters. Her maternal grandfather taught his granddaughter ... more »

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