- In this Korean name, the family name is Kim.
Kim Il-Sung (Kim Il Sŏng;김일성;金日成) was the first leader of North Korea. He led until his death in 1994. He died of a heart attack. North Koreans still call him 'Eternal Leader'.
Kim Il-Sung creaded the Juche political idea. He ran North Korea differently than the Soviet Union and China.
When he died, his son Kim Jŏng-Il (1941-2011) became the leader of North Korea. He had that job until he died on December 17, 2011.
Kim Il-Sung's name means "become the sun".
There are more than 300 statues of Kim Il-sung in North Korea. 
Resistance to Japan [change]
During the Japanese occupation of Korea, Kim Il-Sŏng was involved with numerous opposition guerrilla groups.
- ↑ Bradley K. Martin (2004). Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty. Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 0312323220.
- ↑ Portal, Jane; British Museum (2005). Art under control in North Korea. Reaktion Books. p. 82. ISBN 978-1861892362.