Yi Kang file photo [20382]

Yi Kang

Given NameKang
Born30 Mar 1877
Died15 Aug 1955


ww2dbaseYi Kang (alternate romanization: Yi Gang), was born as the fifth son of Emperor Gwangmu of Korea and concubine Lady Yang in 1877. In 1891, he was given the title of Prince Euihwa. He married Lady Kim Sudeok, a daughter of First Baron Kim Sajun; she would take on the title of Princess Duk-in. In 1894, he visited Japan to celebrate the Japanese victory in the First Sino-Japanese War as a special ambassador. In 1895, he went on an official visit of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, and Austria. In 1899, he studied in the United States; in the same year, he was made Prince Imperial Eui. In 1906, he was made the president of the Korean Red Cross; he would remain in that position until 1910. In 1919, he attempted to flee to Shanghai, China to join the provisional government, but he was captured by Japanese-sympathizers in northeastern China who returned him to Korea. He would make no further attempt to resist the Japanese occupation for the rest of his life. He passed away at the Seongrak Manor in the Seongbuk District of Seoul, South Korea in 1955. He was buried at Hongyu-reung, Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

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Last Major Revision: May 2014

Yi Kang Timeline

30 Mar 1877 Yi Kang was born.
8 Apr 1906 Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Eui, was awarded the Grand Order of the Golden Measure and the Auspicious Stars.
3 May 1906 Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Eui, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, 1st Class with Paulownia Flowers of Japan.
8 Jan 1924 Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Eui, was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum of Japan.
15 Aug 1955 Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Eui, passed away in Seongrak Manor in Seoul, South Korea.


Portrait of Yi Kang, Prince Euihwa, circa 1890sPortrait of Yi Kang, Prince Euihwa, circa 1890sPortrait of Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Eui, circa 1900Prince Yi U, Yi Kang, Prince Yi Un, Princess Yi Masako, Princess Deokhye, Princess Nashimoto, and Prince Nashimoto at Kobe, Japan, circa 9 Apr 1928, upon Prince Yi Un

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