Birth Name: Kim Sŏng-ju
Date of Birth: 15 April, 1912
Place of Birth: Mangyongdae, P’yŏng’yang-bu, P’yŏng’annam-do, Japanese Korea
Date of Death: 8 July, 1994
Place of Death: Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Il-sung was a Korean political figure. He has been Eternal leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, since September 5, 1998.
From roughly 1948 to 1994, he actively led North Korea. Kim was the son of Kang Pan-sok and Kim Hyong-jik, a Korean independence activist. His family moved to Manchuria around 1920, and he later returned to the Korean Peninsula.
He was the father of Kim Jong-Il, who ruled North Korea from 1994 to 2011, and the grandfather of Kim Jong-un, who has ruled North Korea from roughly 2011.
His titles include Premier of North Korea, from 9 September, 1948 to 28 December, 1972, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea, from 30 June, 1949 to 11 October, 1966, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, from 4 July, 1950 to 24 December, 1991, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, from 11 October, 1966 to 8 July, 1994, Chairman of the National Defence Commission, from 27 December, 1972 to 9 April, 1993, and President of North Korea, from 28 December, 1972 to 8 July, 1994, his death.
Kim’s paternal grandparents were Kim Bo-hyon (the son of Kim Ung-Woo/Ung-u and Lady Ri) and Bo Ik Li. Kim’s great-grandfather was the son of Kim Song-ryong and Na Hyon-jik.
Kim’s maternal grandparents were Kang Don-uk and Wi Don-sin.
Source: Genealogy of Kim Il-sung – https://www.geni.com
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