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North Korea ranks 82nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Montenegro. Memorable people born in present day North Korea include Kim Il-sung, Taejo of Joseon, and Taejo of Goryeo. Memorable people who died in North Korea include Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il, and Taejo of Goryeo. North Korea has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and social activists.

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. It borders China and Russia to the north, at the Yalu (Amnok) and Tumen rivers; it borders South Korea to the south at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Its western border is formed by Korea Bay and the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the country's capital and largest city. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 38 BC and 1998, present day North Korea was the birth place of 109 globally memorable people, including Kim Il-sung, Taejo of Joseon, and Taejo of Goryeo. Additionaly, 36 globally memorable people have passed away in present day North Korea including Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il, and Taejo of Goryeo.

People Born in Present Day North Korea

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People Deceased in Present Day North Korea

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Most individuals born in present day North Korea were politicians (47), soccer players (31), athletes (5), writers (5), and social activists (4),  while most who died were politicians (31), social activists (2), martial arts (1), writers (1), and military personnels (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day North Korea, including Pak Doo-ik, Pak Seung-zin, and Kim Jong-hun. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day North Korea, including Kim Il-sung, Taejo of Joseon, and Taejo of Goryeo.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day North Korea since 1700.