Crown Prince Uigyeong

Crown Prince Uigyeong Korean: 의경세자 (1438 – 2 September 1457), former called Prince Dowon and posthumously honored as King Deokjong was a crown prince of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. He was the spouse of Queen Insu.

BiographyEdit

 
Prince Successor Uigyeong

He was the eldest grandson of King Sejong the Great, eldest son of seventh King Sejo of Joseon and father of ninth King Seongjong of Joseon. He was titled as Prince Dowon until his father's accession to the throne. In 1450, he married with the daughter of Han Hwak, a diplomat and politician who became Left or Second State Councillor during the Sejo era.[1]

Uigyeong and Insu had two sons, Grand Prince Wolsan [ko] (1454–1487), King Seongjong (1457–1494), and a daughter, Princess Myeongsuk [ko] (1455–1482).

In 1470, Uigyeong was posthumously honored as King Deokjong when his son, Seongjong accessed the throne, while his wife was honored as "Queen Insu" 인수왕비. Nevertheless, she had to wait until 1474 to be granted the Mother-of-the-King title, becoming Queen Dowager Insu 인수대비.

The tomb of Uigyeong is located at Gyeongneung Royal Tomb, Goyang (敬陵).[2] This is a very simple one, since he was only a Crown Prince at his death in 1457. On the other hand, the 1504 tomb of his spouse was built in full regalia, and placed at the left of his tomb, since Insu was then the deceased Grand Queen Dowager, with the posthumous name Queen Sohye 소혜왕후.

FamilyEdit

  1. Queen Sohye of the Cheongju Han clan (7 October 1437 – 11 May 1504) (소혜왕후 한씨)
    1. Yi Jeong, Grand Prince Wolsan [ko] (1454 – 21 December 1488) (이정 월산대군)
    2. Princess Myeongsuk [ko] (1455 – 4 October 1482) (명숙공주)
    3. Yi Hyeol, Grand Prince Jalsan (19 August 1457 – 20 January 1494) (이혈 잘산군)
  2. Consort Gwi-in of the Kwon clan (? - 26 April 1494) (귀인 권씨)
  3. Consort Gwi-in of the Yun clan (귀인 윤씨)
  4. Consort Suk-ui of the Geochang Shin clan (? - 16 May 1476) (숙의 신씨)

Popular cultureEdit

SourcesEdit

  • EncyKor (2020a). "덕종" [King Deokjong]. Encyclopedia of Korean Culture.
  • Cultural Heritage Administration (2020). "Royal Tombs". english.cha.go.kr. Retrieved 2020-05-12.

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