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|Died||26 March 1910
|Known for||Assassinating Itō Hirobumi in 1909|
|Awards||Order of Merit for National Foundation (Posthumously)|
|Revised Romanization||An Jung-geun|
An Jung-geun, sometimes spelled Ahn Joong-geun ( 2 September 1879 – 26 March 1910; baptismal name: Thomas An Hangul: 도마), was a Korean-independence activist, nationalist, and pan-Asianist.
On 26 October 1909, he assassinated Prince Itō Hirobumi, a four-time Prime Minister of Japan, former Resident-General of Korea, and then President of the Privy Council of Japan, following the signing of the Eulsa Treaty, with Korea on the verge of annexation by Japan. He was imprisoned and later executed by Japanese authorities on 26 March 1910. An was posthumously awarded the Order of Merit for National Foundation in 1962 by the South Korean government, the most prestigious civil decoration in the Republic of Korea, for his efforts for Korean independence.
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