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Kim Jong-nam

1971 - 2017

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Kim Jong-nam (Korean: 김정남, Korean: [kim.dzʌŋ.nam]; 10 May 1971 – 13 February 2017) was the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. From roughly 1994 to 2001, he was considered the heir apparent to his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Jong-nam has received more than 6,947,799 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Kim Jong-nam is the 5,258th most popular politician (down from 3,763rd in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from North Korea (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular North Korean Politician.

Kim Jong-nam is most famous for being the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

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  • 47

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  • 8.52

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Among politicians, Kim Jong-nam ranks 5,258 out of 15,577Before him are Blot-Sweyn, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Momčilo Krajišnik, Mitt Romney, Marie Thérèse of France, and John VIII, Count of Vendôme. After him are Hans Jeschonnek, Rezső Kasztner, Saad Zaghloul, Acamapichtli, Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, and Ovadia Yosef.

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Among people born in 1971, Kim Jong-nam ranks 24Before him are Ricky Martin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vitali Klitschko, Sacha Baron Cohen, Niko Kovač, and Pete Sampras. After him are Unai Emery, Jari Litmanen, Henrik Larsson, Andy Whitfield, Fabien Barthez, and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 2017, Kim Jong-nam ranks 89Before him are Peter Mansfield, Zhou Youguang, Tom Regan, Karin Dor, Colin Dexter, and Anne Wiazemsky. After him are Paolo Villaggio, Tobe Hooper, Tomas Milian, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, René Préval, and Peter Abrahams.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Kim Jong-nam ranks 39 out of 146Before him are Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Choe Yong-rim (1930), Lee Yoo-hyung (1911), Gojong of Goryeo (1192), Wonjong of Goryeo (1219), and Hwang Jang-yop (1923). After him are Kim Yong-sik (1910), Kang Pan-sok (1892), Youn Yuh-jung (1947), Kim Kyong-hui (1946), Sohn Kee-chung (1912), and Eulji Mundeok (550).

Among POLITICIANS In North Korea

Among politicians born in North Korea, Kim Jong-nam ranks 33Before him are Taejodae of Goguryeo (47), Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Choe Yong-rim (1930), Gojong of Goryeo (1192), Wonjong of Goryeo (1219), and Hwang Jang-yop (1923). After him are Kim Kyong-hui (1946), Eulji Mundeok (550), Dongcheon of Goguryeo (209), Mobon of Goguryeo (30), Sukjong of Goryeo (1054), and Gogukcheon of Goguryeo (150).