Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il

Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Death 17 Dec 2011 (aged 70)
Pyongyang, P'yŏngyang, North Korea
Burial Pyongyang, P'yŏngyang, North Korea
Memorial ID 82132369 · View Source
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Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). He was the Chairman of the National Defence Commission, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the ruling party since 1948, and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, the fourth largest standing army in the world. In April 2009, North Korea's constitution was amended and now implicitly refers to him as the "Supreme Leader". He was also referred to as the "Dear Leader", "our Father", "the General" and "Generalissimo". His son Kim Jong-un was promoted to a senior position in the ruling Workers' Party and is heir apparent. In 2010 he was ranked 31st in Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People. The North Korean government announced his death on December 19, 2011.

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  • Added: 18 Dec 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 82132369
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kim Jong-il (c.16 Feb 1941–17 Dec 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 82132369, citing Kumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang, P'yŏngyang, North Korea ; Maintained by Find A Grave .