Kim Il (politician)

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This article is about the Prime Minister of North Korea. For the supreme leader of the North Korea, see Kim Il-sung.
Kim Il
Premier of North Korea
In office
28 December 1972 – 19 April 1976
Leader Kim Il-sung
Preceded by Kim Il-sung
Succeeded by Pak Song-chol
Kim Il
Chosŏn'gŭl 김일
Revised Romanization Gim Il
McCune–Reischauer Kim Il

Kim Il (20 March 1910 – 9 March 1984)[1] was a North Korean politician. He was Prime Minister from 28 December 1972 to 19 April 1976.[citation needed]

He was born on 20 March 1910, in Hamgyong Province.

According to KCNA, Kim Il joined the underground Communist Party in 1932 and fought the Japanese occupation from 1935. He served in different military posts, and then became First Deputy Prime Minister in 1959, Prime Minister in 1972 and Vice President in 1976.[1]

Kim spent much of 1982 and 1983 receiving medical treatment in Romania.[1] He died on 9 March 1984, aged 73.


  1. ^ a b c Associated Press (11 March 1984). "Kim Il of North Korea, A Vice President, Dies". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.