Kang Pan-sok

1892 - 1932

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Kang Pan Sok (Korean: 강반석; 21 April 1892 – 31 July 1932) was the mother of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, the paternal grandmother of Kim Jong Il, and a great grandmother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kang Pan-sok has received more than 271,518 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Kang Pan-sok is the 188th most popular social activist (down from 176th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from North Korea (up from 41st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular North Korean Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Kang Pan-sok ranks 188 out of 840Before her are Leopold Trepper, Kailash Satyarthi, Huda Sha'arawi, Edward Snowden, Abbé Pierre, and Salvador Puig Antich. After her are Manuela Sáenz, Kartini, Chen Sheng, Subcomandante Marcos, Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, and Bacha Khan.

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Among people born in 1892, Kang Pan-sok ranks 77Before her are S. R. Ranganathan, César Vallejo, Günther Blumentritt, Andrés Nin Pérez, Basil Rathbone, and Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev. After her are Harry Stack Sullivan, Walther Nehring, Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Vita Sackville-West, J. B. S. Haldane, and Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai. Among people deceased in 1932, Kang Pan-sok ranks 30Before her are Georg Kerschensteiner, Ferdinand Buisson, Pierre De Geyter, Franz von Hipper, Inukai Tsuyoshi, and Ottokar Czernin. After her are Émile Friant, Tomáš Baťa, John Charles Fields, Ahmed Shawqi, Guillaume Bigourdan, and Alexander Grin.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Kang Pan-sok ranks 40 out of 162Before her are Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Kim Chaek (1903), Kim Song-ae (1924), Gojong of Goryeo (1192), Kim Yong-sik (1910), and Hwang Jang-yop (1923). After her are Youn Yuh-jung (1947), Daemusin of Goguryeo (4), Wonjong of Goryeo (1219), Yejong of Goryeo (1079), Shin Sang-ok (1926), and Deokjong of Goryeo (1016).


Among social activists born in North Korea, Kang Pan-sok ranks 3Before her are Kim Hyong-jik (1894), and An Jung-geun (1879). After her are Cho Man-sik (1883), Kim Ok (1964), and Shin Dong-hyuk (1982).