Choe Ui (1233 – 1258) (최의) was the fourth and last Choe dictator of the Ubong Choe Military regime.

Choe Ui
최의
Military Leader of Goryeo
In office
1257–1258
MonarchGojong of Goryeo
Preceded byChoe Hang
Succeeded byKim Jun
Personal details
Born1233
Died1258
Spouse(s)Lady Lee
Children-
Parent(s)
Choe Ui
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationChoe Ui
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Ui

BiographyEdit

When he was born in 1233, his father was a monk. In 1257, Choe Ui became military leader of Goryeo after his father's death. He was beautiful in appearance, quiet and shy. He learned poetry and writing. The Choe regime ended, after Choe Ui was assassinated by Kim Jun in order to take the power. His ancestors were all trained in the martial arts, but Choe Ui did not, probably because by then, the Choe family was very wealthy, and no fighting on the battlefields was necessary.

FamilyEdit

  • Father: Choe Hang (1209 – 17 May 1257) (최항)
    • Grandfather: Choe U (1166 - 10 December 1249) (최우)
    • Grandmother: Seo Ryeon-bang (서련방)[1]
  • Mother: Unnamed concubine
  • Wives:
    • Lady, of the Inju Yi clan (부인 인주 이씨)[2] – No issue.
    • Lady Sim Gyeong (심경)[3] – No issue.

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A prostitute.
  2. ^ Daughter of Lee Jang-Yong (1201-1272) (이장용).
  3. ^ Originally, she was one of Choe Ui's father's concubines.

External linksEdit

  • 최의 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Preceded by Military Leader of Goryeo
1257–1258
Succeeded by
Preceded by Leader of Ubong Choe Military regime

(House of Choe)
1257–1258

Succeeded by
None