North Koreans

Find out more about the greatest North Koreans, including Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sung, Ri Sol-ju and Kim Yo-jong.

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 1 Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Supreme Leader of North Korea
Birthdate: January 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

The supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, is considered a ruthless man and rules over his people with an iron fist. He has been accused of human rights violations and is said to have ordered the execution of several North Korean officials. 

 2 Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Supreme Leader of North Korea
Birthdate: February 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai
Died: December 17, 2011

Kim Jong-il was the second Supreme Leader of North Korea. He assumed this position from his father Kim Il-sung in 1994 and served in this position until his own death in 2011. His reign was repressive and totalitarian and was marked by food scarcity.

 3 Kim Il-sung

Kim Il-sung.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of North Korea
Birthdate: April 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pyongyang
Died: July 8, 1994
Kim Il-sung, Eternal President of the Republic, ruled as North Korea’s premier from 1948 to 1972 and as its president from 1972 to 1994. He also led the Workers' Party of Korea and initiated the invasion of South Korea. He was Kim Jong-il’s father and Kim Jong-un’s grandfather.

 4 Ri Sol-ju

Ri Sol-ju.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Kim Jong-un's Wife
Birthdate: September 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
Ri Sol-ju is better known as the wife of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. She was made a “first lady” from a “comrade” in 2018. Although she appears at public events, not much is known about her personal life. She was previously a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra.

 5 Kim Yo-jong

Kim Yo-jong.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Younger Sister of Kim Jong-un
Birthdate: September 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pyongyang
North Korean politician Kim Yo-jong is the current deputy director of the WPK. She was previously part of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea. She is the youngest child of Kim Jong-il, the former supreme leader of North Korea, and the younger sister of current dictator Kim Jong-un. 

 6 Sun Myung Moon

Sun Myung Moon.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: February 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North P'yŏng'an, North Korea
Died: September 3, 2012
Sun Myung Moon’s autobiography tells the tale of how at 15, Jesus appeared to him in a vision and asked him to preach about Korean greatness. The founder of the Unification Church and the Tongil conglomerate failed to realize his dream of unifying North and South Korea before dying.

 7 Kim Yong-nam

Kim Yong-nam
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Foreign minister
Birthdate: February 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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 8 Pak Pong-ju

Pak Pong-ju.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Premier of North Korea
Birthdate: April 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: North Hamgyong, North Korea
Pak Pong-ju is a North Korean politician and former premier of North Korea. As the premier of the Cabinet, Pak played an important role in the political affairs of the country; being a key adviser to the supreme leader of North Korea is one of the responsibilities of the premier of North Korea.

 9 Yi Song-gye

Yi Song-gye
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 27, 1335
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamhung, North Korea
Died: June 18, 1408

 10 Kim Hyon-hui

Kim Hyon-hui
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Spy
Birthdate: January 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 11 Kim Jong-nam

Kim Jong-nam
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
Died: February 13, 2017

 12 King Dongmyeong of Goguryeo

King Dongmyeong of Goguryeo
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: South Korea

 13 Choi Hyun-mi

Choi Hyun-mi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 14 Hong Un-jong

Hong Un-jong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamgyong, North Korea

 15 Ri Se-gwang

Ri Se-gwang
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Hamgyong, North Korea

 16 Kim Gwang-suk

Kim Gwang-suk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: February 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Korea

 17 Kim Song-i

Kim Song-i
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: August 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea

 18 O Jin-u

O Jin-u
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: March 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pukchong ,North Korea
Died: February 25, 1995

 19 Kim Kyu-sik

Kim Kyu-sik
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dongnae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Died: December 10, 1950

 20 Yun Chi-ho

Yun Chi-ho
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 26, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dunpo-myeon, Asan-si, South Korea
Died: December 9, 1945

 21 Kim Jong-su

Kim Jong-su
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sport Shooter
Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Korea

 22 Ji Yun-Nam

Ji Yun-Nam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: North Korean footballer
Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 23 Princess Gyeonghwa

Princess Gyeonghwa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Yuan dynasty, China
Died: 1344 AD

 24 Jang Seung-eop

Jang Seung-eop
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1843 AD
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1897 AD

 25 Ri Ho-jun

Ri Ho-jun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sport shooter
Birthdate: December 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: North Korea

 26 Yu Sun-bok

Yu Sun-bok
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: August 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Korea

 27 Uicheon

Uicheon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: September 28, 1055
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaesŏng, North Korea
Died: October 5, 1101

 28 Sohn Kee-chung

Sohn Kee-chung
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: August 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sinuiju, North Korea
Died: November 15, 2002

 29 Hŏ Ryŏn

Hŏ Ryŏn
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1893 AD

 30 Yi Sang-chwa

Yi Sang-chwa
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1600 AD

 31 Kiel Sun-chu

Kiel Sun-chu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Christian Minister
Birthdate: 1869 AD
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1935 AD

 32 Cho Sok-chin

Cho Sok-chin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1853 AD
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1920 AD