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Gyeongjong of Goryeo (9 November 955 – 13 August 981) (r. 975–981) was the fifth ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He was the eldest son of Gwangjong, and was confirmed as Crown Prince in the year of his birth.

Gyeongjong of Goryeo
Hangul
경종
Hanja
景宗
Revised RomanizationGyeongjong
McCune–ReischauerKyŏngjong
Birth name
Hangul
왕주
Hanja
王伷
Revised RomanizationWang Ju
McCune–ReischauerWang Ju
Courtesy name
Hangul
장민
Hanja
長民
Revised RomanizationJangmin
McCune–ReischauerChangmin

Upon rising to the throne, Gyeongjong established the Jeonsigwa (land-allotment system). Later, according to the Goryeo-sa, he avoided politics and royalty, and spent his time cavorting with commoners.

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FamilyEdit

  • Father: King Gwangjong of Goryeo (925 - 4 July 975) (고려 광종)
    • Grandfather : King Taejo of Goryeo (31 January 877 – 4 July 943) (고려 태조)
    • Grandmother : Queen Sinmyeongsunseong of the Chungju Yu clan (900 – 951) (신명순성왕후 유씨)
  • Mother: Queen Daemok of the Hwangju Hwangbo clan (대목왕후 황보씨)
    • Grandfather : King Taejo of Goryeo (31 January 877 – 4 July 943) (고려 태조)
    • Grandmother : Queen Shinjeong of the Hwangju Hwangbo clan (900 – 19 August 983) (신정왕후 황보씨)
  • Consorts:
  1. Queen Heonsuk of the Gyeongju Kim clan (헌숙왕후 김씨)
  2. Queen Heonui of the Chungju Yu clan (헌의왕후 유씨)
  3. Queen Heonae of the Kaesong Wang clan (964 – 20 January 1029) (헌애왕후 왕씨)
    1. King Mokjong of Goryeo (5 July 980 – 2 March 1009) (고려 목종)
  4. Queen Heonjeong of the Kaesong Wang clan (966 – 1 July 992) (헌정왕후 왕씨)
  5. Lady Daemyeong of the Cheongju Yu clan (대명궁부인 유씨)

Popular cultureEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • 경종 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Gyeongjong of Goryeo
Born: 9 November 955 Died: 13 August 981
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gwangjong
King of Goryeo
975–981
Succeeded by
Seongjong