Heungdeok of Silla
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Heungdeok of Silla (777–836) (r. 826–836) was the 42nd ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the younger brother of King Heondeok. He was married to Queen Jeongmok, the daughter of King Soseong.
|Heungdeok of Silla|
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Upon rising to the throne, Heungdeok made Kim Yu-jing his prime minister (sijung) and appointed Jang Bogo to the command of the Cheonghae Garrison. Jang later used this as a basis for dominating Silla politics through the mid-9th century.
In 834, the king revised the colors of official dress. He also issued an edict forbidding "excessive luxuries" to the common people.