Choi Myung-kil

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This article is about the Joseon Dynasty politician. For the actress, see Choi Myung-gil.
This is a Korean name; the family name is Choi.
Choi Myung-kil
Hangul 최명길
Revised Romanization Choe Myeong-gil
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Myŏng'gil
Pen name
Hangul 지천, 창랑
Hanja ,
Revised Romanization Jicheon, Changrang
McCune–Reischauer Chich'ŏn, Ch'angrang
Courtesy name
Hangul 자겸
Revised Romanization Jagyeom
McCune–Reischauer Chagyŏm

Choi Myung-kil (Hangul최명길; hanja崔鳴吉; 1586 – June 19, 1647) was a Korean Joseon Dynasty politician and Neo-Confucian scholar of the Yangmingist school. He served as the Joseon prime minister from 1638 to 1640 and 1642 to 1644.


  • Jicheon Yujip (지천유집 遲川遺集)
  • Jicheon Jucha (지천주차 遲川奏箚)

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