Kim Jong-il

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Birthday
16, 1941
Birthplace
Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Death Date
Dec 17, 2011 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1941
Birthplace
Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Death Date
Dec 17, 2011 (70)

About

Supreme leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011 who was the center of an elaborate cult of personality that was established by his father. He led one of the world's most repressive and tyrannical regimes and the number of people who have died or been jailed due to his policies is still unknown.

Before Fame

He became active in the Children's Union and the Democratic Youth League while still in school.

Trivia

He was largely referred as The Dear Leader during his time in power. The North Korean constitution was changed in 2009 to officially designate him as supreme leader.

Family Life

Upon his death, he was succeeded as supreme leader by his son Kim Jong-un.

Associated With

George W. Bush called his country part of the "Axis of Evil" and feared his nuclear capabilities.