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Jang Song-thaek

1946 - 2013

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Jang Song-thaek (January or February 1946 – 12 December 2013) was a North Korean politician. He was married to Kim Kyong-hui, the only daughter of North Korean premier Kim Il Sung and his first wife Kim Jong-suk, and only sister of North Korean general secretary Kim Jong Il. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jang Song-thaek has received more than 1,454,610 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jang Song-thaek is the 1,813th most popular politician (up from 2,174th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from North Korea (up from 12th in 2019) and the 10th most popular North Korean Politician.

Jang Song-thaek was a powerful North Korean official who was executed by his nephew, Kim Jong-un, in 2013. He was most famous for his role in the administration of North Korea.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Jang Song-thaeks by language

Over the past year Jang Song-thaek has had the most page views in the with 196,436 views, followed by Chinese (132,094), and Japanese (107,315). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Wu Chinese (173.68%), Cantonese (88.54%), and Min Nan (78.05%)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Jang Song-thaek ranks 1,813 out of 19,576Before him are Peter IV of Aragon, Senusret I, Chenghua Emperor, Joseph McCarthy, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, and Michael the Brave. After him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Kavad I, Adnan Menderes, Kilij Arslan I, Gyges of Lydia, and Phorcys.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1946, Jang Song-thaek ranks 51Before him are Boris Berezovsky, Arrigo Sacchi, Talia Shire, Liza Minnelli, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, and André the Giant. After him are Bob Beamon, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Marina Abramović, Charles Dance, Thongloun Sisoulith, and Tim Curry. Among people deceased in 2013, Jang Song-thaek ranks 23Before him are Paul Walker, Boris Berezovsky, Nílton Santos, Giuliano Gemma, Donald A. Glaser, and Tom Clancy. After him are Jovanka Broz, Christian de Duve, François Jacob, Ronald Coase, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, and Sung Jae-gi.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Jang Song-thaek ranks 10 out of 162Before him are Injo of Joseon (1595), Kim Jong-un (1983), Jeongjong of Joseon (1357), Taejo of Goryeo (877), Kim Yong-nam (1928), and Gongmin of Goryeo (1330). After him are Kim Jong-suk (1919), Choe Yong-gon (1900), Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo (923), Hwang Jini (1506), Kim Hyong-jik (1894), and Choe Ryong-hae (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In North Korea

Among politicians born in North Korea, Jang Song-thaek ranks 10Before him are Injo of Joseon (1595), Kim Jong-un (1983), Jeongjong of Joseon (1357), Taejo of Goryeo (877), Kim Yong-nam (1928), and Gongmin of Goryeo (1330). After him are Kim Jong-suk (1919), Choe Yong-gon (1900), Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo (923), Choe Ryong-hae (1950), Kim Koo (1876), and U of Goryeo (1365).