Kang Pan-sok

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Birth name
Chosŏn'gŭl 강반석
Revised Romanization Gang Pan-seok
McCune–Reischauer Kang Pan-sŏk

Kang Pan-sŏk (April 21, 1892 – July 31, 1932) was the mother of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung.[1] 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.