Seoul, South Korea
June 24, 1987
Kim Dae-jung, at home with a calender marking his days under house arrest as opposition leader to the ruling party.
Kim Dae-jung (3 December 1925 to 18 August 2009) was President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003, and the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. As of this date Kim is the first and only Nobel laureate to hail from Korea. A Roman Catholic since 1957, he has been called the "Nelson Mandela of Asia" for his long-standing opposition to authoritarian rule.