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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Ri Sol-ju
(Kim Jong-un's Wife, First Lady of North Korea (Since 2018))

Ri Sol-ju
14
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
(Younger Sister of Kim Jong-un)

Kim Yo-jong
16
Listed In: Leaders
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. 

 3 
Kim Jong-un
(Supreme Leader of North Korea (Since 2011))

Kim Jong-un
141
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. 

 4 
Han Kwang-song
(Association football player)

Han Kwang-song
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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 5 
No Kum-sok
(Engineer, Aviator)

No Kum-sok
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinhung, North Korea

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

 7 
Choe Ryong-hae
(Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly)

Choe Ryong-hae
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinchon, North Korea
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 8 
Song Hye-rim
(Actress)

Song Hye-rim
2
Birthdate: January 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Died: May 18, 2002

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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: South Korea

 10 
Kim Jong-suk
(Revolutionary)

Kim Jong-suk
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoeryŏng, North Korea
Died: September 22, 1949

 11 
Kim Young-sook
(Switchboard operator)

Kim Young-sook
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 12 
Oh Chong-song
(Defector, Engineer)

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

 13 
Kim Sol-song
(Politician)

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

 14 
Kim Ok
(Secretary)

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

 15 
An Jung-geun
(Political activist)

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

 16 
Yun Sim-deok
(Singer)

Yun Sim-deok
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, Kingdom of Korea
Died: August 4, 1926

 17 
Pak Pong-ju
(Premier of North Korea)

Pak Pong-ju
2
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.

 18 
Hyon Song-wol
(Singer, Politician)

Hyon Song-wol
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 19 
Lee Hyeon-seo
(Human rights activist)

Lee Hyeon-seo
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1977 AD, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hyesan, North Korea

 20 
Thae Yong-ho
(Diplomat, Politician)

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

 21 
Kim Song-ae
(Politician)

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

 22 
Yeonmi Park
(Human rights activist)

Yeonmi Park
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hyesan, North Korea

 23 
Pak Hon-yong
(Politician)

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

 24 
Hong Il-chon
(Activist)

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

 25 
Kim Man-il
(Kim Il-sung's son)

Kim Man-il
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Russia
Died: 1947 AD

 26 
Kim Yong-ju
(Politician)

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

 27 
Hwang Pyong-so
(Former Vice Chairman, Military leader)

Hwang Pyong-so
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 28 
Kang Pan-sok
(Activists)

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

 29 
Kang Chol-hwan
(Human rights activist,)

Kang Chol-hwan
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 30 
Kim Yong-chol
(Politician)

Kim Yong-chol
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Ryanggang, North Korea

 31 
Woo In-hee
(Actress)

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

 32 
Hyon Yong-chol
(Former Minister of Defence)

Hyon Yong-chol
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Hamgyong Province, North Korea
Died: April 30, 2015

 33 
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

 34 
Kim Jae-ryong
(Politician)

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

 35 
Om Yun-chol
(Weightlifter)

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

 36 
Pak Thae-song
(Politician)

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

 37 
Ri Yong-gil
(Defence Minister)

Ri Yong-gil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 38 
Kim Chaek
(Politician, Military leader)

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

 39 
Kim Jong-chul
(Kim Jong-il's son)

Kim Jong-chul
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 40 
Jo Myong-rok
(Politician, Military officer)

Jo Myong-rok
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: North Korea
Died: November 6, 2010

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

 42 
Kim Il-sung
(President of North Korea (1972-1994))

Kim Il-sung
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, 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.

 43 
Kim Tok-hun
(Politician)

Kim Tok-hun
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 44 
Kim Jong-nam
(Son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il)

Kim Jong-nam
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
Died: February 13, 2017

 45 
James Joseph Dresnok
(Soldier, Actor)

James Joseph Dresnok
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: October 31, 2016

 46 
Ri Myong-guk
(Football player)

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

 47 
Hong Un-jong
(Gymnast)

Hong Un-jong
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamgyong, North Korea

 48 
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

 49 
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

 50 
Ji Seong-ho
(Human rights activist)

Ji Seong-ho
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hoeryŏng, North Korea