Kim Tu-bong

1889 - 1958

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Kim Tu-bong (16 February 1889 – March 1958 or later) was the first Chairman of the Workers' Party of North Korea (a predecessor of today WPK) from 1946 to 1949. He was known in Korean history as a linguist, scholar, revolutionary and politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Tu-bong has received more than 338,575 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Kim Tu-bong is the 4,065th most popular politician (down from 3,853rd in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 68th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Politician.

Kim Tu-bong is most famous for being the leader of the Korean Communist Party and for being the first president of North Korea.

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Among politicians, Kim Tu-bong ranks 4,065 out of 15,577Before him are Stephen Bocskai, Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut, John III of Navarre, Friedrich Adler, Merenre Nemtyemsaf I, and Staurakios. After him are Álvaro Obregón, Victoriano Huerta, Clovis III, Pausanias of Orestis, Anastasius Bibliothecarius, and Prem Tinsulanonda.

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Among people born in 1889, Kim Tu-bong ranks 44Before him are Philip Noel-Baker, Hannes Kolehmainen, Hannes Meyer, Olave Baden-Powell, Frank Lentini, and Otto Georg Thierack. After him are Richard Réti, Eberhard von Mackensen, Lyubov Popova, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Beno Gutenberg, and Vera Mukhina. Among people deceased in 1958, Kim Tu-bong ranks 28Before him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Edna Purviance, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, André Bazin, Ernst Heinkel, and Abul Kalam Azad. After him are Pál Maléter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alfred Weber, Petru Groza, Tyrone Power, and Duncan Edwards.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Kim Tu-bong ranks 64 out of 944Before him are Jeong Dojeon (1342), Heo Jun (1546), Princess Deokhye (1912), Andrew Kim Taegon (1821), Queen Munjeong (1501), and Kim Jae-gyu (1926). After him are Yi Hwang (1501), Charles J. Pedersen (1904), Munmu of Silla (626), Jeong Mong-ju (1337), Psy (1977), and David Yonggi Cho (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Kim Tu-bong ranks 48Before him are Pak Hon-yong (1900), Heungseon Daewongun (1820), Chang Myon (1899), Jeong Dojeon (1342), Queen Munjeong (1501), and Kim Jae-gyu (1926). After him are Munmu of Silla (626), Jeong Mong-ju (1337), Chungnyeol of Goryeo (1236), Ri Chun-hee (1943), Hwang Kyo-ahn (1957), and Heo Jeong (1896).