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About Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-il was the supreme leader of North Korea from 1994 until his death in 2011. He was known by several colloquial titles, most notably The Dear Leader. During his regime, he dramatically strengthened the country's military. His leadership was characterized by rampant human rights abuse and economic mismanagement. The latter contributed to the North Korean famine from 1994 to 1998. Upon his death in 2011, he was succeeded by his youngest son Kim Jong-un.
He was the son of Kim II-sung and Kim Jong-suk. He had a younger brother named Kim Man-il. He was also the older brother of Kim Kyong-hui. His official wife was Kim Young-sook. He had five known children.
He was afraid of flying and never flew on a plane.
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Kim Jong-il's Popularity
Kim Jong-il was a famous North Korean politician, who was born on February 16, 1941. As a person born on this date, Kim Jong-il is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (February 16) and the 1st most popular for the year (1941).
People born on February 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Kim Jong-il is the 35th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Kim Jong-il's birthday, Kim Jong-il is the 2nd most famous North Korean.
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