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. His most famous work was under Ju Sigyeong; later, after participating in the March 1st Movement, he with other Korean leaders of the time established a provisional government-in-exile in China, and because of his communist beliefs he played an important role in the early North Korean communist government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Tu-bong has received more than 311,100 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Kim Tu-bong is the 3,859th most popular politician (up from 4,266th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 38th in 2019) and the 54th most popular South Korean 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 3,859 out of 15,710Before him are Abu'l-Khayr Khan, Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Raymond of Poitiers, Margot Honecker, Ulrich von Jungingen, and Anitta. After him are Charles, Prince of Viana, Ma Ying-jeou, Chryses of Troy, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Ne Win, and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius.

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Among people born in 1889, Kim Tu-bong ranks 43Before him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Richard Réti, Edgar Adrian, Mercédès Jellinek, Beno Gutenberg, and Vera Mukhina. After him are Hannes Kolehmainen, Eberhard von Mackensen, Otto Georg Thierack, Philip Noel-Baker, Frank Lentini, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Among people deceased in 1958, Kim Tu-bong ranks 28Before him are André Bazin, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Edna Purviance, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Duncan Edwards, and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. After him are Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ernst Heinkel, Petru Groza, Alfred Weber, Ernest Jones, and Henri Farman.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Kim Tu-bong ranks 68 out of 774Before him are Lee Kun-hee (1942), Hyeonjong of Goryeo (992), Chang Myon (1899), Munmu of Silla (626), Mokjong of Goryeo (980), and Kim Ki-duk (1960). After him are Song Hye-rim (1937), Princess Deokhye (1912), Ri Chun-hee (1943), Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), Munjong of Goryeo (1019), and Charles J. Pedersen (1904).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Kim Tu-bong ranks 54Before him are Jeong Dojeon (1342), Gim Yu-sin (595), Hyeonjong of Goryeo (992), Chang Myon (1899), Munmu of Silla (626), and Mokjong of Goryeo (980). After him are Ri Chun-hee (1943), Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Choe Yong-rim (1930), Kim Jae-gyu (1926), and Jeong Mong-ju (1337).