Born Feb. 24, 1907; died Dec. 13, 1947. Korean political and military figure. Member of the Communist Party as of 1932. Born into a poor peasant family.
From 1933, An Gir participated in the armed struggle against the Japanese aggressors in Northeast China and the northern regions of Korea. He held command posts in the Korean people’s revolutionary army, led by Kim Il-sugn. After the liberation of Korea, he was a member of the North Korean organizational bureau of the Communist Party of Korea and secretary of the Pyongyang-Namdo Provincial Committee of the party. He contributed to the creation of the regular Korean People’s Army.