Cheomhae of Silla

Cheomhae of Silla (r. 247–261, died 261), often known by his title Cheomhae Isageum, was the twelfth ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was a Seok, and the younger brother of the previous king, Jobun.

Cheomhae of Silla
첨해 이사금
Revised RomanizationCheomhae Isageum
McCune–ReischauerCh'ŏmhae Isagŭm

The Samguk Sagi also reports that the Cheomhae forged a truce with Goguryeo, and that his reign saw repeated clashes with Baekje. Cheomhae's kinsman, the general Uro, was slain by the people of Wa in the year 250.[1]

The defeat at this time dealt a serious blow to Silla. Later, Silla became close to Baekje and Goguryeo to guard against Japan even though Baekje was the overlord of its mercenary vassal, Wa (Japan). Given that some of the conquered city-states reappeared as Gaya, some city-states became independent.[2] It was not until the reign of King Jijeung that Silla overcame the aftereffects and resumed its conquest.


  • Grandfather: Beolhyu of Silla (died 196, r. 184–196)
  • Grandmther: Unknown Queen
  • Father: Seok Goljeong (석골정)
  • Mother: Queen Ongmo, of the Park clan (옥모)
  • Brother: Jobun of Silla

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "첨해이사금" [Cheomhae of Silla]. (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  2. ^ regarded city-state: Kueo-ch’il(renamed Dokno), Iseoguk, Chopal(renamed Dara)
Cheomhae of Silla
 Died: 261
Regnal titles
Preceded by Ruler of Silla
Succeeded by