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Kim Jong-il

1941 - 2011

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Kim Jong Il (; Korean: 김정일; Korean pronunciation: [kim.dzɔŋ.il]; born Yuri Irsenovich Kim; 16 February 1941 or 1942 – 17 December 2011) was a North Korean politician who was the second supreme leader of North Korea. He led North Korea from the death of his father Kim Il Sung in 1994 until his death in 2011, when he was succeeded by his son, Kim Jong Un. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Jong-il has received more than 12,240,768 page views. His biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Kim Jong-il is the 117th most popular politician (up from 128th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Russia (up from 21st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Politician.

Kim Jong-il is most famous for being the leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011. He was also the father of Kim Jong-un, who is the current leader of North Korea.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Kim Jong-il ranks 117 out of 19,576Before him are Murad IV, Pepin the Short, Harry S. Truman, Silvio Berlusconi, Hadrian, and Pontius Pilate. After him are Golda Meir, Ariel Sharon, Mary I of England, Mehmed III, Yitzhak Rabin, and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Kim Jong-il ranks 2Before him is Hayao Miyazaki. After him are Bernie Sanders, Alex Ferguson, Slobodan Milošević, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Sergio Mattarella, Bernardo Bertolucci, Cesária Évora, Václav Klaus, and Krzysztof Kieślowski. Among people deceased in 2011, Kim Jong-il ranks 3Before him are Steve Jobs, and Muammar Gaddafi. After him are Václav Havel, Osama bin Laden, Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Peter Falk, Wangari Maathai, and Sócrates.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Kim Jong-il ranks 18 out of 3,761Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Ivan the Terrible (1530), and Boris Yeltsin (1931). After him are Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Ivan Pavlov (1849), Ayn Rand (1905), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Lev Yashin (1929), and Maxim Gorky (1868).

Among POLITICIANS In Russia

Among politicians born in Russia, Kim Jong-il ranks 9Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), and Boris Yeltsin (1931). After him are Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Georgy Zhukov (1896), and Alexander II of Russia (1818).