Famous North Korean Leaders

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 1 
Kim Yo-jong
(Younger Sister of Kim Jong-un)

Kim Yo-jong
12
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. 

 2 
Kim Jong-un
(Supreme Leader of North Korea (Since 2011))

Kim Jong-un
49
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. 

 3 
Kim Il-sung
(President of North Korea (1972-1994))

Kim Il-sung
12
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.

 4 
Kim Yong-nam
(President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, from 1998 until 2019)

Kim Yong-nam
4
Birthdate: February 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
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 5 
Choe Ryong-hae
(Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly)

Choe Ryong-hae
0
Birthdate: January 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sinchon, North Korea

 6 
Pak Pong-ju
(Premier of North Korea)

Pak Pong-ju
3
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.

 7 
Kim Jong-il
(Supreme Leader of North Korea (1997-2011))

Kim Jong-il
21
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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 8 
Jang Song-thaek
(Former Minister of the State Security Department)

Jang Song-thaek
0
Birthdate: January 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chongjin, Northern Korea
Died: December 12, 2013

 9 
Kim Jong-suk
(Revolutionary)

Kim Jong-suk
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoeryŏng, North Korea
Died: September 22, 1949

 10 
Kim Sol-song
(Politician)

Kim Sol-song
0
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Korea

 11 
Hyon Song-wol
(Singer, Politician)

Hyon Song-wol
0
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 12 
Thae Yong-ho
(Diplomat, Politician)

Thae Yong-ho
0
Birthdate: July 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 13 
Kim Song-ae
(Politician)

Kim Song-ae
0
Birthdate: December 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Pyongan, North Korea
Died: August 31, 2014

 14 
Kim Kyong-hui
(Military officer)

Kim Kyong-hui
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 15 
Kim Yong-ju
(Politician)

Kim Yong-ju
0
Birthdate: 1920 AD
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea

 16 
Alejandro Cao de Benós
(Special Representative of the Foreign Ministry of North Korea)

Alejandro Cao de Benós
3
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reus, Catalonia, Spain

 17 
Hwang Pyong-so
(Former Vice Chairman, Military leader)

Hwang Pyong-so
0
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 18 
Pak Hon-yong
(Politician)

Pak Hon-yong
0
Birthdate: May 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yesan-gun, South Korea
Died: December 18, 1955

 19 
Kim Yong-chol
(Politician)

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

 20 
Hyon Yong-chol
(Former Minister of Defence)

Hyon Yong-chol
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Hamgyong Province, North Korea
Died: April 30, 2015

 21 
Kim Jae-ryong
(Politician)

Kim Jae-ryong
0
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 22 
Pak Thae-song
(Politician)

Pak Thae-song
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Korea

 23 
Ri Yong-gil
(Defence Minister)

Ri Yong-gil
0
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 24 
Kim Chaek
(Politician, Military leader)

Kim Chaek
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sŏngjin, North Hamgyong, North Korea
Died: January 31, 1951

 25 
Kim Tok-hun
(Politician)

Kim Tok-hun
0
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 26 
Hwang Jang-yop
(Politician)

Hwang Jang-yop
0
Birthdate: February 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kangdong, North Korea
Died: October 10, 2010

 27 
Jo Myong-rok
(Politician, Military officer)

Jo Myong-rok
0
Birthdate: July 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: North Korea
Died: November 6, 2010

 28 
Kim Yong-chun
(Former Minister of Defence, Military personnel)

Kim Yong-chun
0
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ryanggang, North Korea
Died: August 16, 2018

 29 
Pak Jong-chon
(Military officer)

Pak Jong-chon
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 30 
O Kuk-ryol
(Military leader)

O Kuk-ryol
0
Birthdate: January 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jilin, China

 31 
Ri Yong-ho
(Military officer)

Ri Yong-ho
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tongchŏn, North Korean
Died: June 30, 2012

 32 
Pak Song-chol
(3rd Premier of North Korea)

Pak Song-chol
0
Birthdate: September 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gyeongju-si, South Korea
Died: October 28, 2008

 33 
Ri Pyong-chol
(Politician)

Ri Pyong-chol
0
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 34 
Hwang Sun-hui
(Politician)

Hwang Sun-hui
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: North Hamgyong, North Korea
Died: January 17, 2020

 35 
Kim Jong-gwan
(Minister of Defence)

Kim Jong-gwan
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 36 
Ri Su-yong
(Politician, Diplomat)

Ri Su-yong
0
Birthdate: June 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Hamgyong, North Korea

 37 
Kim Su-gil
(Politician, Military leader)

Kim Su-gil
0
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 38 
Kwon Yong-jin
(Politician, Military personnel)

Kwon Yong-jin
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 39 
Kim Yong-dae
(Politician)

Kim Yong-dae
0
Birthdate: December 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Hamgyong, North Korea

 40 
Kim Chol
(Politician)

Kim Chol
0
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 41 
O Jin-u
(Soldier)

O Jin-u
1
Birthdate: March 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pukchong ,North Korea
Died: February 25, 1995

 42 
Ri Yong-ho
(Politician)

Ri Yong-ho
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea

 43 
Yang Hyong-sop
(Politician)

Yang Hyong-sop
0
Birthdate: October 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamhung, North Korea

 44 
Pak Jae-gyong
(Politician, Soldier)

Pak Jae-gyong
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: North Hamgyong, North Korea

 45 
Choe Son-hui
(Politician, Diplomat)

Choe Son-hui
0
Birthdate: August 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Korea

 46 
Choe Yong-gon
(Former Minister of Defence, Military officer)

Choe Yong-gon
0
Birthdate: June 21, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taechon, North Korea
Died: September 19, 1976

 47 
Ri Yong-suk
(Politician)

Ri Yong-suk
0
Birthdate: April 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: North Korea
Died: October 31, 2021

 48 
Kim Kyung-cheon
(Revolutionary, Activist)

Kim Kyung-cheon
0
Birthdate: June 5, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Hamgyong, North Korea
Died: January 2, 1942

 49 
Pak Yong-il
(Politician)

Pak Yong-il
0
Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: North Korea

 50 
Pak Yong-sik
(Military leader)

Pak Yong-sik
0
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: North Korea