Kim Tu-bong

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Kim Tu-bong
Chosŏn'gŭl 김두봉
Revised Romanization Gim Dubong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Tubong
Pen name
Chosŏn'gŭl 백연
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.