POLITICIAN

Kim Il-sung

1912 - 1994

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Kim Il-sung (; Korean: 김일성, Korean pronunciation: [kimils͈ʌŋ]; born Kim Sŏng-ju (김성주), 15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the founder of North Korea, which he ruled from the country's establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He held the posts of Premier from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to 1994. He was also the leader of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) from 1949 to 1994 (titled as Chairman from 1949 to 1966 and as General Secretary after 1966). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Il-sung has received more than 7,094,414 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Kim Il-sung is the 64th most popular politician (up from 65th in 2019), the most popular biography from North Korea and the most popular North Korean Politician.

Kim Il-sung was the first leader of North Korea and is most famous for his role in the Korean War.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Kim Il-sung ranks 64 out of 15,710. Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots, Nicholas II of Russia, Diocletian, Pontius Pilate, Hurrem Sultan, and Benjamin Franklin. After him are Nebuchadnezzar II, Lorenzo de' Medici, Francisco Franco, Ronald Reagan, Ivan the Terrible, and Richard I of England.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, Kim Il-sung ranks 2Before him is Alan Turing. After him are Pope John Paul I, Eva Braun, Jackson Pollock, Milton Friedman, Erich Honecker, Wernher von Braun, Michelangelo Antonioni, John Cage, Otto von Habsburg, and Heinrich Harrer. Among people deceased in 1994, Kim Il-sung ranks 1After him are Karl Popper, Richard Nixon, Charles Bukowski, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Erik Erikson, Eugène Ionesco, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Linus Pauling, Ayrton Senna, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Kim Il-sung ranks 1 out of 109. After him are Taejo of Joseon (1335), Taejo of Goryeo (877), Gwangjong of Goryeo (925), Taejong of Joseon (1367), Jeongjong of Joseon (1357), Kim Jong-un (1983), Injo of Joseon (1595), Kim Jong-suk (1919), Jang Song-thaek (1946), Choe Yong-gon (1900), and Kim Koo (1876).

Among POLITICIANS In North Korea

Among politicians born in North Korea, Kim Il-sung ranks 1After him are Taejo of Joseon (1335), Taejo of Goryeo (877), Gwangjong of Goryeo (925), Taejong of Joseon (1367), Jeongjong of Joseon (1357), Kim Jong-un (1983), Injo of Joseon (1595), Kim Jong-suk (1919), Jang Song-thaek (1946), Choe Yong-gon (1900), and Kim Koo (1876).