Kang Pan-sok

1892 - 1932

Photo of Kang Pan-sok

Icon of person Kang Pan-sok

Kang Pan-sŏk (Korean: 강반석; 21 April 1892 – 31 July 1932) was the mother of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kang Pan-sok has received more than 193,329 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Kang Pan-sok is the 167th most popular social activist (up from 177th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from North Korea and the 3rd most popular North Korean Social Activist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Kang Pan-soks by language


Among social activists, Kang Pan-sok ranks 167 out of 544Before her are Maria Spiridonova, Soh Jaipil, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Aliya Moldagulova, Abimael Guzmán, and Moses Montefiore. After her are Otoya Yamaguchi, Billy Milligan, Tiradentes, Ilya Ulyanov, Yelena Bonner, and Vinoba Bhave.

Most Popular Social Activists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1892, Kang Pan-sok ranks 75Before her are S. R. Ranganathan, Harry Stack Sullivan, Germaine Tailleferre, Thomas Mitchell, Marcel Dassault, and Alfonsina Storni. After her are Vita Sackville-West, César Vallejo, Dietrich von Saucken, Bruno Schulz, Mikhail Gurevich, and Arnold Hauser. Among people deceased in 1932, Kang Pan-sok ranks 29Before her are Franz von Hipper, Pierre De Geyter, Ferdinand Buisson, Ottokar Czernin, Eugen d'Albert, and John Philip Sousa. After her are Inukai Tsuyoshi, Alexander Grin, Jules Chéret, Ramon Casas, Georg Kerschensteiner, and Guillaume Bigourdan.

Others Born in 1892

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1932

Go to all Rankings

In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Kang Pan-sok ranks 31 out of 109Before her are Gojong of Goryeo (1192), Pak Pong-ju (1939), Lee Yoo-hyung (1911), Kim Yong-sik (1910), Wonjong of Goryeo (1219), and Sohn Kee-chung (1912). After her are Kim Kyong-hui (1946), Kim Sung-gan (1912), Chungnyeol of Goryeo (1236), Kim Chaek (1903), Dongcheon of Goguryeo (209), and Shin Sang-ok (1926).


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 Shin Dong-hyuk (1982).