Kim Tu-bong

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Kim Tu-bong
Chosŏn'gŭl 김두봉
Hancha
Revised Romanization Gim Dubong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Tubong
Pen name
Chosŏn'gŭl 백연
Hancha
Revised Romanization Baekyeon
McCune–Reischauer Paegyŏn
In this Korean name, the family name is Kim.

Kim Tu-bong (March 16, 1886 – 1958) was a Korean linguist, politician, and the first North Korean head of state.

Career[change | change source]

In 1946, Kim became Chairman of the Workers Party of North Korea.[1]

From 1948 until 1958, he was Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lankov, Andrei "Kim Tu-bong and Historical Linguistics," The Korea Times (ROK). September 2, 2007; retrieved 2012-7-24.