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Ri Sol-ju
(First Lady of North Korea as the Wife of Leader Kim Jong-un)
Ri Sol-ju
30
Listed In: Miscellaneous
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.
 2 
Kim Yo-jong
(North Korean Politician and Deputy Department Director of the Publicity and Information Department of)
Kim Yo-jong
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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. 
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Yi Song-gye
3
Birthdate: October 27, 1335
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamhung, North Korea
Died: June 18, 1408
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No Kum-sok
(Engineer, Aviator)
No Kum-sok
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinhung, North Korea
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 5 
Kim Jong-suk
(Revolutionary)
Kim Jong-suk
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoeryŏng, North Korea
Died: September 22, 1949
 6 
Han Kwang-song
(Association football player)
Han Kwang-song
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
 7 
Oh Chong-song
(Defector, Engineer)
Oh Chong-song
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1992 AD
Birthplace: Kaesŏng, North Korea
 8 
Kim Ok
(Secretary)
Kim Ok
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Korea
King Dongmyeong of Goguryeo
1
Birthplace: South Korea
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Pak Pong-ju
(Premier of North Korea)
Pak Pong-ju
3
Listed In: Leaders
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.
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Kim Hyon-hui
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
 12 
Hyon Song-wol
(Singer, Politician)
Hyon Song-wol
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: North Korea
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An Jung-geun
(Political activist)
An Jung-geun
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
Died: March 26, 1910
 14 
Yun Sim-deok
(Singer)
Yun Sim-deok
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, Kingdom of Korea
Died: August 4, 1926
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Shin Dong-hyuk
(Human rights activist)
Shin Dong-hyuk
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Korea
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Kim Song-ae
(Politician)
Kim Song-ae
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Pyongan, North Korea
Died: August 31, 2014
 17 
Kim Man-il
(Kim Il-sung's son)
Kim Man-il
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Russia
Died: 1947 AD
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Thae Yong-ho
(Diplomat, Politician)
Thae Yong-ho
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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Lee Hyeon-seo
(Human rights activist)
Lee Hyeon-seo
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hyesan, North Korea
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James Joseph Dresnok
(Soldier, Actor)
James Joseph Dresnok
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: October 31, 2016
 21 
Pak Hon-yong
(Politician)
Pak Hon-yong
1
Birthdate: May 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yesan-gun, South Korea
Died: December 18, 1955
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Jang Song-thaek
(Former Minister of the State Security Department)
Jang Song-thaek
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chongjin, Northern Korea
Died: December 12, 2013
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Hong Il-chon
(Activist)
Hong Il-chon
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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Choe Ryong-hae
(Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly)
Choe Ryong-hae
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinchon, North Korea
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Alejandro Cao de Benós
(Special Representative of the Foreign Ministry of North Korea)
Alejandro Cao de Benós
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reus, Catalonia, Spain
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Song Hye-rim
(Actress)
Song Hye-rim
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Birthdate: January 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Died: May 18, 2002
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Park Jin Hyok
(Programmer, Hacker)
Park Jin Hyok
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: North Korea
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Kang Pan-sok
(Activists)
Kang Pan-sok
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea
Died: July 31, 1932
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Hwang Pyong-so
(Former Vice Chairman, Military leader)
Hwang Pyong-so
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: North Korea
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Hyon Yong-chol
(Former Minister of Defence)
Hyon Yong-chol
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Hamgyong Province, North Korea
Died: April 30, 2015
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Kang Chol-hwan
(Human rights activist,)
Kang Chol-hwan
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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Woo In-hee
(Actress)
Woo In-hee
0
Birthplace: Kaesŏng, North Korea
Died: 1981 AD
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Sohn Kee-chung
(Long-distance runner)
Sohn Kee-chung
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sinuiju, North Korea
Died: November 15, 2002
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Ri Myong-guk
(Football player)
Ri Myong-guk
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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Ri Yong-gil
(Defence Minister)
Ri Yong-gil
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: North Korea
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Kim Yong-chol
(Politician)
Kim Yong-chol
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Ryanggang, North Korea
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Pak Thae-song
(Politician)
Pak Thae-song
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Korea
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Ko Yong-hui
(Kim Jong-un's mother)
Ko Yong-hui
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Died: August 13, 2004
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Kim Il-sung
(President of North Korea from 1972 to 1994)
Kim Il-sung
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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.
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Kim Jong-un
(Supreme Leader of North Korea)
Kim Jong-un
169
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wonsan, 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. 

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Kim Jong-nam
(Son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il)
Kim Jong-nam
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
Died: February 13, 2017
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Kim Jong-chul
(Kim Jong-il's son)
Kim Jong-chul
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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Yeonmi Park
(Human rights activist)
Yeonmi Park
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hyesan, North Korea
 44 
Ri Pyong-chol
(Politician)
Ri Pyong-chol
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: North Korea
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Choi Hyun-mi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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Kim Jong-il
(Supreme Leader of North Korea from 1997 to 2011)
Kim Jong-il
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Russia
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.

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Kim Yong-chun
(Former Minister of Defence, Military personnel)
Kim Yong-chun
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ryanggang, North Korea
Died: August 16, 2018
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Ji Seong-ho
(Human rights activist)
Ji Seong-ho
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hoeryŏng, North Korea
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Hong Un-jong
(Gymnast)
Hong Un-jong
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamgyong, North Korea
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Kim Yong-nam
(President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, from 1998 until 2019)
Kim Yong-nam
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea