Daejong of Goryeo

Daejong of Goryeo (died 969;[4] born Wang Uk) was a Goryeo Royal Prince as the only son of King Taejo and Queen Sinjeong,[5] elder brother of Queen Daemok and father of King Seongjong.[6] Through his children, he became the grandfather of Queen Wonyong and maternal grandfather to both Mokjong and Hyeonjong.[7][8]

Daejong of Goryeo
고려 대종
高麗 戴宗
King of Goryeo (posthumously)
Coronationafter 969
PredecessorWang Ryung
SuccessorWang Uk
BornWang Uk (왕욱, 王旭)
Kingdom of Goryeo
Kingdom of Goryeo
SpouseQueen Seonui[2]
IssuePrince Hyodeok
Wang Chi
Prince Gyeongjang
an unborn daughter
Queen Heonae
Queen Heonjeong
Posthumous name
King Yeseong Hwagan Gongsin Hyeonheon Seongyeong the Great
Temple name
Daejong (대종, 戴宗)[3]
HouseHouse of Wang
FatherTaejo of Goryeo
MotherQueen Sinjeong

He married his half younger sister and had 3 sons and 3 daughters.[9] However, both of them were died in 969[5] and their young children were raised by his mother.[10] After Gyeongjong's death, Uk's second son–Chi ascended the throne as Seongjong and then gave Posthumous name and Temple name to his late parent. He and his wife were buried in "Taereung Tomb" (태릉, 泰陵).[5]



Consorts and their respective issue(e):

Posthumous nameEdit

  • In April 1002 (5th year reign of King Mokjong), name Hwa-gan (화간, 和簡) was added.
  • In March 1014 (5th year reign of King Hyeonjong), name Gong-sin (공신, 恭愼) was added.
  • In April 1027 (18th year reign of King Hyeonjong), name Hyeon-heon (현헌, 顯獻) was added to his Posthumous name.[11]

In popular cultureEdit



  1. ^ "태릉 (泰陵)". encykorea.aks.ac.kr (in Korean). Encykorea. 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  2. ^ 국역 "고려사".: 열전. 20-28 [Goryeosa Records 20-28] (in Korean). University of Michigan: National culture. 2006. p. 14. ISBN 9788982080951.
  3. ^ "고려시대 史料 Database". db.history.go.kr (in Chinese). Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  4. ^ In Lunar calendar, Daejong died on 11st months of 969.
  5. ^ a b c "고려01대 태조자식 - 대종(戴宗,) 선의왕후(宣義王后 柳氏)의 남편". m.blog.naver.com (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  6. ^ "고려시대 史料 Database". db.history.go.kr (in Korean). Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  7. ^ 韓國人物史硏究 [Korean History's Research] (in Korean). Jingren Cultural Society. 2006. pp. 84, 86, 93.
  8. ^ 역사저널 그날 고려 편 1 [The History of Goryeo Letters 1] (in Korean). KBS History. ISBN 9788937417498.
  9. ^ Gilboard. "고려 대종 왕욱". m.blog.naver.com (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  10. ^ Sung-hee, Jeong (Feb 15, 2007). 이야기 고려왕조사 [The History of Goryeosa] (in Korean). University of Michigan: Cheonga Publishing House. p. 438,853,856. ISBN 9788936803605. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
  11. ^ "고려시대 史料 Database". db.history.go.kr (in Korean). Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  12. ^ "임주환, '빛나거나 미치거나' 합류..장혁-오연서와 호흡". Nemopan News Issue (in Korean). Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  13. ^ "[TV톡톡] '달의 연인' 강하늘 배신이 만든 흥미, 이준기♥아이유 꽃길 응원". Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). October 5, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  14. ^ "Sinopsis Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Drama Korea Kolosal dibintangi IU". Berita Kompas (in Indonesian). September 2, 2020. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  15. ^ "Kang Ha Neul Shares Cute Origin Story Of His Friendship With Lee Joon Gi Prior To "Scarlet Heart: Goryeo"". Soompi. September 27, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2021.


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