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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
Hangul
흥덕왕
Hanja
興德王
Revised RomanizationHeungdeok wang
McCune–ReischauerHŭngdŏk wang
Birth name
Hangul
김경휘
Hanja
金景徽
Revised RomanizationGim Gyeong-hwi
McCune–ReischauerKim Kyŏnghwi

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.

In 836, Heungdeok died without an heir. He was buried in the north of Angang-hyeon, now Angang-eup, Gyeongju-si, South Korea.

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Heungdeok of Silla
Born: 777 Died: 836
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Heondeok
King of Silla
Silla
826–836
Succeeded by
Huigang