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Hyogong of Silla (883–912) (r. 897–912) was the 52nd ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the illegitimate son of King Heongang by Lady Uimyeong. He married the daughter of Ichan Ugyeom. His reign saw the expansion of Later Three Kingdoms powers Taebong and Hubaekje across what had once been the western marches of Unified Silla.

Hyogong of Silla
Hangul
효공왕
Hanja
孝恭王
Revised RomanizationHyogong wang
McCune–ReischauerHyogong wang
Birth name
Hangul
김요
Hanja
金嶢
Revised RomanizationGim Yo
McCune–ReischauerKim Yo

During his reign, the situation of Silla was that Gung Ye and Gyeon Hwon, who took place in the provinces, were fighting for supremacy. [1]

In 905, Silla lost its holdings to the northeast of Jungnyeong pass. In 907, Gyeon Hwon's Hubaekje forces seized ten castles to the south of Ilseon. Faced with these defeats, the king turned to drink and neglected state affairs. Upon his death in 912, he was buried to the north of Sajasa temple.

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  1. ^ "효공왕(孝恭王) - 한국민족문화대백과사전". encykorea.aks.ac.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-06.
Hyogong of Silla
Born: 883 Died: 912
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Jinseong
King of Silla
Silla
897–912
Succeeded by
Sindeok