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Deokjong of Goryeo (9 June 1016 – 31 October 1034) (r. 1031–1034) was the 9th ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. The son of Hyeonjong, he was confirmed as Crown Prince in 1022. During his reign, the national histories begun under his father were completed, and the construction of the long Cheolli Jangseong wall began.

Deokjong of Goryeo
Hangul
덕종
Hanja
德宗
Revised RomanizationDeokjong
McCune–ReischauerTŏkchong
Birth name
Hangul
왕흠
Hanja
王欽
Revised RomanizationWang Heum
McCune–ReischauerWang Hŭm
Courtesy name
Hangul
원량
Hanja
元良
Revised RomanizationWollyang
McCune–ReischauerWŏllyang

After ascending the throne in 1031, Deokjong requested that the Khitan return their Goryeo prisoners and pull back from the Yalu River. After this request was refused, he turned to fortifying the northern frontier.

FamilyEdit

  • Father : King Hyeonjong of Goryeo (1 August 992 – 17 June 1031) (고려 현종)
  • Mother : Queen Wonseong of the Ansan Kim clan (? – 22 July 1028) (원성왕후 김씨)
    • Grandfather : Kim Eun-Bu (? – 1017) (김은부)
    • Grandmother : Grand Lady Ansan (안산군대부인)
  • Consorts :
  1. Queen Gyeongseong of the Gyeongju Kim clan (? – 23 July 1086) (경성왕후 김씨)
  2. Royal Consort Gyeongmok Hyeon-Bi of the Kaesong Wang clan (경목현비 왕씨)
    1. Princess Sanghee (상회공주)
  3. Queen Hyosa of the Ansan Kim clan (효사왕후 김씨)
  4. Lady Lee (이씨)
  5. Lady Yu (유씨)
    1. Unnamed daughter

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 덕종 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Deokjong of Goryeo
Born: 9 June 1016 Died: 31 October 1034
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Hyeonjong
King of Goryeo
1031–1034
Succeeded by
Jeongjong