Chang of Goryeo

King Chang of Goryeo (6 September 1380 – 31 December 1389) was the 33rd and youngest ruler of the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. His life and death is often compared with Grand Prince Yeongchang.[2]

King Chang of Goryeo
高麗 昌
고려 창
Wang Chang (왕창)
King of Goryeo
PredecessorU of Goryeo
SuccessorGongyang of Goryeo
BornWang Chang
(1380-09-06)6 September 1380[1]
Gaegyeong, Kingdom of Goryeo
Died31 December 1389(1389-12-31) (aged 9)
Ganghwa-do, Kingdom of Goryeo
HouseHouse of Wang
FatherU of Goryeo
MotherRoyal Consort Geun of the Goseong Yi clan
Chang of Goryeo
Revised RomanizationChang-wang
Birth name
Revised RomanizationWang Chang
McCune–ReischauerWang Ch'ang


Prince Chang was the only son of King U and Royal Consort Geun of the Goseong Yi clan, daughter of Yi Rim. King U was forced from power after Yi Seong-gye mutinied in 1388, and King Chang was put on the throne in his stead.

During his reign from June 1388 to November 1389, Yi Seong-gye was regent. As Yi Seong-gye took full control of the military, King Chang was driven to Ganghwa Island and replaced on the throne by King Gongyang on the grounds that Gongyang was of true royal blood.

King Chang was assassinated, together with his father, shortly after the ascension of Gongyang, whilst in exile. King Chang was 9 years of age.[3]



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  1. ^ Jeong In-ji, ed. (1451). "Biographies, vol. 47". 고려사 [Goryeosa]. Vol. 134. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  2. ^ "창왕과 영창대군이 죽은 강화 살창리마을". 지역N문화 (in Korean). Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Yi Eunsik 이은식 (2008). 이야기 고려 왕조 실록 [Tales from the veritable records of Goryeo] (in Korean). Seoul: Cheongmoksan. p. 450. ISBN 9788996152415.

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Chang of Goryeo
Born: 6 September 1381 Died: 31 December 1389
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Goryeo
Succeeded by