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.
- 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