Guhyeong of Geumgwan Gaya

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Guhyeong of Geumgwan Gaya, also often Guhae (r. 521-532)[1] was the tenth and final ruler of Geumgwan Gaya, a Gaya state of ancient Korea. He was the son of King Gyeomji and Queen Suk. He married Queen Gyehwa, who was the daughter of the suijil Bunjil. They had three sons, each of whom later became a gakgan, or general: Sejong, Mudo and Muduk.

Guhyeong of Geumgwan Gaya
구형왕 or 구해왕
仇衡王 or 仇亥王
Revised RomanizationGuhyeong wang or Guhae wang
McCune–ReischauerKuhyŏng wang or Kuhae wang

Faced with an onslaught of Silla forces under King Beopheung, King Guhyeong chose to surrender freely, and brought his family and his treasures to Silla. He was received with ceremony and his family were admitted to the second-highest rank of the Silla bone rank system, the "true bone." The king was given the rank of Sangdaedeung, and permitted to keep his former territory as sigeup stipend land. According to the Samguk Yusa, this occurred either 520 or 490 years after the kingdom's legendary founding by King Suro.

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  1. ^ These dates are generally accepted. However, the Samguk Yusa gives 521-562 also provides the alternate dates 507-549.


  • Ilyeon (1972). Samguk Yusa, tr. by Ha, Tae-Hung and Mintz, Grafton K. Seoul: Yonsei University Press. ISBN 89-7141-017-5.
  • Kim Bu-sik. Silla Bon-gi, Samguk Sagi.
Preceded by
King of Geumgwan Gaya
Succeeded by