Kim Song-ae

First Lady of North Korea (1963–1974)

Kim Sŏng-ae (Chosŏn'gŭl: 김성애, born Kim Song-pal; 29 December 1924 – September 2014[1]) was a North Korean politician who served as the First Lady of North Korea from 1963 to 1974, as the wife of second wife of Kim Il-sung.

Kim Song-ae
First Lady of North Korea
In role
17 December 1963 – 15 August 1974
Supreme LeaderKim Il-sung
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRi Sol-ju
Chair of the Central Committee of the Korean Democratic Women's League
In office
1993 – 25 April 1998
Supreme LeaderKim Jong-il
Preceded byVacant
Succeeded byCheon Yeon-ok
In office
Supreme LeaderKim Il-sung
Preceded byKim Ok-sun
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Born(1924-12-29)29 December 1924
Kangso-guyok, South Pyongan Province, North Korea
DiedSeptember 2014 (aged 89)
Kanggye, Chagang Province, North Korea
Political partyWorkers' Party of Korea
Kim Il-sung
(m. 1952; died 1994)
  • Kim Kyong-jin
  • Kim Pyong-il
  • Kim Yong-il
RelativesKim family
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Seong-ae
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏng-ae

She was later reported to have died in September 2014, aged 89.[1] This was confirmed by the Ministry of Unification in December 2018.[2]

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