Kim Jae-gyu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kim Jae-gyu

South Korean military officer

Date of Birth: 06-Mar-1926

Place of Birth: Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

Date of Death: 24-May-1980

Profession: politician, spy

Nationality: South Korea

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Kim Jae-gyu

  • Kim Jae-gyu (Hangul: ???, March 6, 1926 – May 24, 1980) was a South Korean Army Lieutenant General and the director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.
  • He assassinated South Korean President Park Chung-hee—who had been one of his closest friends—on October 26, 1979, and was subsequently executed by hanging on May 24, 1980. He remains a controversial figure with many contradictions: he is regarded by some as a patriot who ended Park's 18-year military dictatorship, and by others as a traitor who killed his long-time benefactor out of personal grievance.
  • For many years, the latter was the prevailing view, but later revelations in the early 2000s about Kim's relationship with some leaders of the democracy movement prompted a re-evaluation in some circles.

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