Huigang of Silla

Huigang of Silla (died 838) (r. 836–838) was the 43rd ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the grandson of King Wonseong and the son of ichan Kim Heon-jeong by Lady Podo. He married Lady Munmok, who was the daughter of daeachan[1] Chunggong.[2]

Huigang of Silla
Hangul
희강왕
Hanja
僖康王
Revised RomanizationHuigang wang
McCune–ReischauerHŭigang wang
Birth name
Hangul
김제륭 also 김제옹
Hanja
金悌隆 also 金悌顒
Revised RomanizationGim Je-ryung also Gim Je-ong
McCune–ReischauerKim Cheryung also Kim Cheong

After the death of King Heungdeok in 836, Huigang and his uncle (Heungdeok's younger cousine) Kim Gyunjeong struggled for power. After Kim Myeong (who later became King Minae) killed Kim, Huigang rose to the throne.[3]

Huigang made Kim Myeong his Sangdaedeung,[4] but the next year Kim rebelled against him.[5] Huigang killed himself, and was buried on Sosan mountain in Gyeongju.[6]

FamilyEdit

  • Grandfather: Wonseong of Silla
  • Grandmother: Queen Kim (Lady Yeonhwa)(숙정부인 김씨), of the Kim clan, the daughter of
  • Father: Prince Hyechung (혜충태자) (750–791/792)
  • Mother: Concubine Park (포도부인 박씨)
  • Wife:
    • Queen Munmok (문목왕후 김씨), of the Kim clan, daughter of Kum Chung–gong (김충공)
      • Son: Kim Gye–myeong (김계명)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Samguk Sagi,Silla's Records,Book 10,"閔哀王立,姓金氏,諱明。元聖大王之曾孫也,大阿飡忠恭之子。"
  2. ^ Samguk Sagi,Silla's Records,Book 10,"元聖大王孫伊飡憲貞一云草奴之子也。母,包道夫人;妃,文穆夫人,葛文王忠恭之女。"
  3. ^ Samguk Sagi,Silla's Records,Book 10,"初興德王之薨也,其堂弟均貞、堂弟之子悌隆,皆欲爲君。於是,侍中金明、阿飡利弘、裴萱伯等,奉悌隆。阿飡祐徴與姪禮徴及金陽,奉其父均貞,一時入内相戰。金陽中箭,與祐徴等逃走均貞遇害,而後悌隆乃得即位。"
  4. ^ Samguk Sagi,Silla's Records,Book 10,"二年,春正月,大赦獄囚殊死已下。追封考爲翌成大王,母朴氏爲順成太后。拜侍中金明爲上大等,阿飡利弘爲侍中。"
  5. ^ Samguk Sagi,Silla's Records,Book 10,"三年,春正月,上大等金明、侍中利弘等,興兵作亂,害王左右。"
  6. ^ "희강왕". Encyclopedia of Korean Culture.
Huigang of Silla
 Died: 838
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Silla
Silla
836–838
Succeeded by