Hwang Jang-yop

1923 - 2010

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Hwang Jang-yop (Korean: 황장엽; 17 February 1923 – 10 October 2010) was a North Korean politician who served as the Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly from 1972 to 1983 and was largely responsible for crafting Juche, the state ideology of North Korea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hwang Jang-yop has received more than 274,779 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Hwang Jang-yop is the 5,490th most popular politician (down from 5,213th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from North Korea (down from 38th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular North Korean Politician.

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Among politicians, Hwang Jang-yop ranks 5,490 out of 19,576Before him are Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Alan García, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Catherine of Bohemia, Nebuchadnezzar III, and Vasil Kolarov. After him are Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Tulga, Evaristo Carvalho, Binali Yıldırım, and Adaloald.

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Among people born in 1923, Hwang Jang-yop ranks 75Before him are Yelena Bonner, Diane Arbus, Aaron Spelling, Chuck Yeager, Agatha Barbara, and Conrad Bain. After him are Leonid Gaidai, Reinhart Koselleck, André Courrèges, Ernest Mandel, Alicia de Larrocha, and Richard Avedon. Among people deceased in 2010, Hwang Jang-yop ranks 58Before him are Joan Sutherland, Antony Flew, Anton Geesink, Milka Planinc, Patricia Neal, and John Forsythe. After him are Carlos Andrés Pérez, Wolfgang Wagner, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Giulietta Simionato, Bent Larsen, and Luis Corvalán.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Hwang Jang-yop ranks 39 out of 162Before him are Yuri of Goguryeo (-38), Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Kim Chaek (1903), Kim Song-ae (1924), Gojong of Goryeo (1192), and Kim Yong-sik (1910). After him are Kang Pan-sok (1892), Youn Yuh-jung (1947), Daemusin of Goguryeo (4), Wonjong of Goryeo (1219), Yejong of Goryeo (1079), and Shin Sang-ok (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In North Korea

Among politicians born in North Korea, Hwang Jang-yop ranks 32Before him are Mokjong of Goryeo (980), Yuri of Goguryeo (-38), Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Kim Chaek (1903), Kim Song-ae (1924), and Gojong of Goryeo (1192). After him are Daemusin of Goguryeo (4), Wonjong of Goryeo (1219), Yejong of Goryeo (1079), Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), Taejodae of Goguryeo (47), and Injong of Goryeo (1109).