Kim Il-sung

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung Full Name: Kim Il-sung

North Korean

Profession: North Korean founder and dictator
Why Famous: Founded North Korea after World War II, reigning as its supreme leader from 1948 until his death in 1994.

Utilizing an unprecedented cult of personality, Kim Il-sung transformed North Korea into one of the most totalitarian states on Earth.

Born: April 15, 1912
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, Japanese Korea

Died: July 8, 1994 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Kim Il-sung

  • 1945-09-19 Kim Il-sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea
  • 1994-07-20 Supreme Leader of North-Korea, Kim Il-sung is placed in a public Mausoleum at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

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