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King Yeongjo of Joseon
King Yeongjo was the first to take action against Roman Catholic activities in the country. By the 18th century, Catholicism was beginning to acquire a following especially in the Gangwon and Hwanghae provinces. In 1758, Yeongjo officially outlawed Catholicism as an evil practice.
Yeongjo died in 1778. He was buried in the dynastic tombs at Donggureung .
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