Kang Pan-sok

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kang.
Kang Pan-sok
Born (1892-04-21)21 April 1892
Died 31 July 1932(1932-07-31) (aged 40)
Birth name
Chosŏn'gŭl 강반석
Revised Romanization Gang Pan-seok
McCune–Reischauer Kang Pan-sŏk

Kang Pan-sŏk (21 April 1892 – 31 July 1932) was the mother of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung,[1] grandmother of the late leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il, and great-grandmother of the current leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. She was a Korean independence activist and Communist politician. April 21 is a day of memorial for her in North Korea, when a wreath-laying ceremony is held at Chilgol Revolutionary Site, in what was Chilgol-ri, a town once in Pyongan Province and today part of Pyongyang.


  1. ^ "NORTH KOREA THIS WEEK NO. 468 (October 4, 2007)". Yonhap News Agency. October 4, 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2011.