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-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.

 2 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. 

 3 Kim Jong-chul

Kim Jong-chul
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Kim Jong-il's son
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 4 Ko Yong-hui

Ko Yong-hui
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Kim Jong-un's mother
Birthdate: June 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Died: August 13, 2004

 5 James Joseph Dresnok

James Joseph Dresnok
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier, Actor
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: October 31, 2016

 6 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

 7 Choe Ryong-hae

Choe Ryong-hae
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly
Birthdate: January 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinchon, North Korea
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 8 Song Hye-rim

Song Hye-rim
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Died: May 18, 2002

 9 Han Kwang-song

Han Kwang-song
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 10 Kim Kyong-hui

Kim Kyong-hui
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: May 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 11 Kim Jong-suk

Kim Jong-suk
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: December 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoeryŏng, North Korea
Died: September 22, 1949

 12 No Kum-sok

No Kum-sok
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Engineer, Aviator
Birthdate: January 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinhung, North Korea

 13 Oh Chong-song

Oh Chong-song
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Defector, Engineer
Birthdate: 1992 AD
Birthplace: Kaesŏng, North Korea

 14 Kim Young-sook

Kim Young-sook
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Switchboard operator
Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 15 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.

 16 King Dongmyeong of Goguryeo

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

 17 Kim Ok

Kim Ok
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Secretary
Birthdate: August 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Korea

 18 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

 19 Kim Sol-song

Kim Sol-song
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Korea

 20 Hyon Song-wol

Hyon Song-wol
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Singer, Politician
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 21 Lee Hyeon-seo

Lee Hyeon-seo
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: December 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hyesan, North Korea

 22 Thae Yong-ho

Thae Yong-ho
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat, Politician
Birthdate: July 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 23 Yun Sim-deok

Yun Sim-deok
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, Kingdom of Korea
Died: August 4, 1926

 24 An Jung-geun

An Jung-geun
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political activist
Birthdate: September 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
Died: March 26, 1910

 25 Shin Dong-hyuk

Shin Dong-hyuk
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: November 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Korea

 26 Kim Song-ae

Kim Song-ae
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Pyongan, North Korea
Died: August 31, 2014

 27 Alejandro Cao de Benós

Alejandro Cao de Benós
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Special Representative of the Foreign Ministry of North Korea
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reus, Catalonia, Spain

 28 Hong Il-chon

Hong Il-chon
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 29 Kim Man-il

Kim Man-il
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Kim Il-sung's son
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Russia
Died: 1947 AD

 30 Kim Yong-ju

Kim Yong-ju
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1920 AD
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea

 31 Pak Hon-yong

Pak Hon-yong
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yesan-gun, South Korea
Died: December 18, 1955

 32 Hwang Pyong-so

Hwang Pyong-so
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Vice Chairman, Military leader
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 33 Kang Chol-hwan

Kang Chol-hwan
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Human rights activist,
Birthdate: September 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 34 Hwang Jang-yop

Hwang Jang-yop
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kangdong, North Korea
Died: October 10, 2010

 35 Kim Yong-chol

Kim Yong-chol
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Ryanggang, North Korea

 36 Ri Myung-hun

Ri Myung-hun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Korea

 37 Hyon Yong-chol

Hyon Yong-chol
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Minister of Defence
Birthdate: January 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Hamgyong Province, North Korea
Died: April 30, 2015

 38 Woo In-hee

Woo In-hee
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kaesŏng, North Korea
Died: 1981 AD

 39 Kang Pan-sok

Kang Pan-sok
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activists
Birthdate: April 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea
Died: July 31, 1932

 40 Park Jin Hyok

Park Jin Hyok
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Programmer, Hacker
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 41 Kim Jae-ryong

Kim Jae-ryong
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 42 Om Yun-chol

Om Yun-chol
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: November 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Hamgyong, North Korea

 43 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

 44 Ri Yong-gil

Ri Yong-gil
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Defence Minister
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 45 Andrei Lankov

Andrei Lankov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: July 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 46 Pak Thae-song

Pak Thae-song
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Korea

 47 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

 48 Kim Chaek

Kim Chaek
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Military leader
Birthdate: August 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sŏngjin, North Hamgyong, North Korea
Died: January 31, 1951

 49 Kim Yong-chun

Kim Yong-chun
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Minister of Defence, Military personnel
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ryanggang, North Korea
Died: August 16, 2018

 50 Ri Myong-guk

Ri Myong-guk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea