Hyon Yong-chol

1949 - 2015

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Hyon Yong-chol (Hangul:현영철) (January 11, 1949 - April 30, 2015) was a former North Korean general and Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) politician. He served as Minister of Defence from 2014 to 2015. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hyon Yong-chol has received more than 181,098 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Hyon Yong-chol is the 8,938th most popular politician (up from 9,016th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from North Korea (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 39th most popular North Korean Politician.

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Among politicians, Hyon Yong-chol ranks 8,938 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Maria da Glória, Duchess of Segorbe, Poul Hartling, Ivica Račan, Rodrigo Borja Cevallos, Erato of Armenia, and Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark. After him are Nebiryraw I, Agostino Depretis, Andrei Bubnov, Aemilia Lepida, Andranik Margaryan, and Josef Bürckel.

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Among people born in 1949, Hyon Yong-chol ranks 165Before him are Bill Bruford, Michio Yasuda, Manuel Orantes, Jim Sheridan, Leslie Easterbrook, and Arif Alvi. After him are Andranik Margaryan, Lois McMaster Bujold, Lawrence Kasdan, Dick Nanninga, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, and Massimo D'Alema. Among people deceased in 2015, Hyon Yong-chol ranks 138Before him are Gene Amdahl, Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Nils Christie, Frances Oldham Kelsey, Klaus Roth, and Elizabeth Wilson. After him are Dick Nanninga, Carl Djerassi, Mario Cuomo, Kemal Monteno, Joshua Fishman, and Wim Ruska.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Hyon Yong-chol ranks 54 out of 109Before him are Paik Sun-yup (1920), Yi Kwang-su (1892), Seocheon of Goguryeo (250), Ahn Changho (1876), Kim Jong-chul (1981), and Pak Doo-ik (1943). After him are Francis Hong Yong-ho (1906), Yang Kyoungjong (1920), Ri Sol-ju (1980), Minjung of Goguryeo (10), Pak Seung-zin (1941), and Kim Hyon-hui (1962).

Among POLITICIANS In North Korea

Among politicians born in North Korea, Hyon Yong-chol ranks 39Before him are Mobon of Goguryeo (30), Kim Yo-jong (1988), Jungcheon of Goguryeo (224), Seocheon of Goguryeo (250), Ahn Changho (1876), and Kim Jong-chul (1981). After him are Minjung of Goguryeo (10), Lee Hoi-chang (1935), Han Myeong-sook (1944), Paek Nam-sun (1929), Pak Ui-chun (1932), and Kim Sol-song (1974).