Chungmok of Goryeo

King Chungmok of Goryeo (15 May 1337 – 25 December 1348, r. 1344–1348) was the 29th king of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea.

King Chungmok of Goryeo
高麗忠穆王
고려 충목왕
King of Goryeo
Reign1344 – 1348
PredecessorChunghye of Goryeo
SuccessorChungjeong of Goryeo
Born15 May 1337
Died25 December 1348 (1348-12-26) (aged 11)
HouseHouse of Wang
FatherKing Chunghye of Goryeo
MotherPrincess Deoknyeong
ReligionBuddhism
Chungmok of Goryeo
Hangul
충목왕
Hanja
忠穆王
Revised RomanizationChungmok wang
McCune–ReischauerCh'ungmok wang
Birth name
Hangul
왕흔
Hanja
王昕
Revised RomanizationWang Heun
McCune–ReischauerWang Hŭn

BiographyEdit

He was the eldest son of King Chunghye, and his mother was Princess Deoknyeong. Chungmok is known in some records by his Mongolian name, which is rendered in hanja as Palsamanaeisa.

After King Chunghye was deposed in 1343, King Chungmok had an audience with the Yuan Emperor Togon-temür. He was asked whether he would prefer to follow the ways of his mother or his father; when King Chungmok answered that he would prefer to follow his mother, the Emperor said that this was a child who knew the difference between right and wrong, and made him king.

FamilyEdit

In popular cultureEdit

  • Portrayed by Min Byeong-hyeon in Shin Don (MBC, 2005-2006)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 충목왕 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Chungmok of Goryeo
Born: 15 May 1337 Died: 25 December 1348
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Chunghye
King of Goryeo
1344–1348
Succeeded by
King Chungjeong