Heonjong of Goryeo

Heonjong of Goryeo (1 August 1084 – 6 November 1097) (r. 1094–1095) was the fourteenth monarch of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He was the eldest son of king Seonjong. According to the Goryeosa, he was a bright child and excelled in writing by the age of 9.

Heonjong of Goryeo
고려 헌종
高麗 獻宗
Wang Uk (왕욱)
Crown Prince of Goryeo
Reign1093–1094
Coronation1093
PredecessorCrown Prince Wang Hun
SuccessorCrown Prince Wang U
MonarchKing Seonjong (father)
King of Goryeo
Reign1094–1095
Coronation1094
Junggwang Hall, Gaegyeong, Goryeo
PredecessorSeonjong of Goryeo
SuccessorSukjong of Goryeo
Retired King of Goryeo
Reign1095–1097
Coronation1095
BornWang Uk
1 August 1084
Yeonhwa Palace, Gaegyeong, Kingdom of Goryeo
Died6 November 1097 (aged 13)
Heungsang Palace, Gaegyeong, Kingdom of Goryeo
Burial
Eulleung tomb
SpouseQueen Hoesun (disputed)
Posthumous name
King Jeongbi Gongsang the Great
정비공상대왕
(定比恭殤大王)
Temple name
Heonjong (헌종, 獻宗)
HouseHouse of Wang
FatherSeonjong of Goryeo
MotherQueen Sasuk
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHeonjong
McCune–ReischauerHŏnjong
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationWang Uk
McCune–ReischauerWang Uk

In the year of his accession, Heonjong was faced by the rebellion of Yi Ja-ui, which was quickly put down. In the following year, he fell ill and gave up the throne to king Sukjong, his uncle.

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  • 헌종 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Heonjong of Goryeo
Born: 1 August 1084 Died: 6 November 1097
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Goryeo
1094–1095
Succeeded by