Jeong In-ji (Korean정인지; Hanja鄭麟趾; December 28, 1396 – November 26, 1478) was a Korean Neo-Confucian scholar, historian who served as Vice Minister of Education or Deputy Chief Scholar (Head of Office for Special Advisors) during the reign of King Sejong the Great, Minister of Rites during the reign of King Munjong and Danjong, Left or Second State Councillor from 1453 to 1455 during the reign of King Danjong, and Chief State Councillor from 1455 to 1458 during the reign of King Sejo. He was nicknamed Hakyeokjae (학역재). He was from the Hadong Jeong clan (하동 정씨, 河東 鄭氏)

Jeong In-ji
Portrait of Jeong In-ji
Chief State Councillor
In office
July 25, 1455 – January 11, 1459
Preceded byYi Yu, Grand Prince Suyang
Succeeded byJeong Chang-son
Left State Councillor
In office
November 11, 1453 – April 20, 1455
Preceded byKim Jong-seo
Succeeded byHan Hwak
Personal details
Born(1396-12-28)December 28, 1396
Hanseong-bu, Kingdom of Joseon
DiedNovember 26, 1478(1478-11-26) (aged 81)
Hanseong-bu, Kingdom of Joseon
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Inji
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Inji
Art name
Revised RomanizationHagyeokjae
Courtesy name
Revised RomanizationBaekjeo
Posthumous name
Revised RomanizationMunseong
Joseon Royal Title
Revised RomanizationHadong Buwongun
McCune–ReischauerHadong Puwongun
Letters of Jeong In-ji

He is perhaps best known for having written the postscript of the Hunmin Jeongeum Haerye, the commentary on and explanation of the native alphabet Hangeul invented by King Sejong in 1443. He also contributed to the Goryeo-sa, the official history of the Goryeo dynasty, and the Yongbi Eocheon-ga (용비어천가).

His second son, Jeong Hyeon-jo, was married to Princess Uisuk, the second daughter of King Sejo of Joseon. His descendants would eventually have royal connections through their marriages.

Family Edit

  • Father: Jeong Heung-in (정흥인, 鄭興仁) (1363–1436)
    • Grandfather: Jeong Eul-gwi (정을귀, 鄭乙貴)
  • Mother: Lady Jin of the Heungdeok Jin clan (정경부인 흥덕 진씨, 貞敬夫人 興德 陳氏)
    • Grandfather: Jin Cheon-ui (진천의)
  • Sibling(s)
    • Older sister: Lady Jeong of the Hadong Jeong clan (하동 정씨, 河東 鄭氏)
      • Brother-in-law: Jeong Bun (정분, 鄭苯) of the Jinju Jeong clan (진주 정씨, 晉州 鄭氏) (1394–1454)
        • Unnamed nephew
  • Wives and their children
    • Lady Jo of the Hanyang Jo clan (한양 조씨)
      • Son - Jeong Gwang-jo (정광조, 鄭光祖) (? - 1457)
      • Daughter - Lady Jeong of the Hadong Jeong clan[3]
        • Son-in-law - Gwon Geum-seong (권금성, 權金成)
          • Granddaughter - Lady Gwon of the Andong Gwon clan[4]
    • Lady Yi of the Gyeongju Yi clan (경주 이씨)
      • Son - Jeong Hyeon-ju (정현조, 鄭顯祖) (1440 - 13 July 1504)
        • Daughter-in-law - Princess Uisuk (의숙공주) (1441 - 1477)[5]
        • Daughter-in-law - Lady Yi of the Ugye Yi clan (우계 이씨) (? - 2 January ?)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-su (승수, 承秀)
            • Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Park of the Chungju Park clan (충주 박씨)
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Eon-baek (언백, 彦伯)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-yeong (승영, 承英)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Gwang (광, 廣)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-jang (승장)
            • Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Yi of the Jeonju Yi clan (전주 이씨)
            • Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Shin of the Goryeong Shin clan (고령 신씨)
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Ryu (류, 瑠)
          • Granddaughter - Lady Jeong of the Hadong Jeong clan
            • Grandson-in-law - Yi Gu (종성령 이구, 鍾城令 李球) of the Jeonju Yi clan (1494 - 1573)
              • Great-Grandson - Yi Seong (이성, 李誠)
              • Great-Grandson - Yi Bu (이부, 李溥)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-hwa (승화, 承華)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Chung (충, 忠)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Shin (신, 臣)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-ran (승란, 承蘭)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Gyeong (경, 瓊)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Yeong (영, 暎)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Rim (림, 琳)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-mu (승무, 承武)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Jeok (적, 籍)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Gan (간, 簡)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Jeon (전, 箋)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-beom (승범, 承範)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-eun (승온, 承蘊)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-dong (승동, 承董)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Yo (요, 堯)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Sun (순, 舜)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Woo (우, 禹)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Jik (직, 稷)
            • Great-Grandson - Jeong Ki (기, 夔)
      • Son - Jeong Song-jo (정숭조, 鄭崇祖) (1442 - 13 February 1503)
        • Daughter-in-law - Lady Park of the Juksan Park clan (정경부인 죽산 박씨)
        • Daughter-in-law - Lady Jo of the Pyeongyang Jo clan (정경부인 평양 조씨)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-chong (승충, 承忠) (1467 - 1549)
            • Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Yi of the Jeonju Yi clan (전주 이씨)
            • Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Shin of the Pyeongsan Shin clan (평산 신씨)
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Eung-nyeon (응년, 應年)
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Dae-nyeon (대년, 大年)
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Gae-nyeon (개년, 開年)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-hyo (승효, 承孝)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-yeom (승염, 承廉)
        • Grandson - Jeong Seung-geun (정승근, 鄭承謹)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-ryeom (정승렴, 鄭承廉)
            • Great-Granddaughter - Lady Jeong of the Hadong Jeong clan (1510 - 1587)[6]
        • Grandson - Jeong Seung-dong (승동, 承東)
      • Son - Jeong Gyeong-jo (정경조, 鄭敬祖) (1455 - July 1498)
        • Daughter-in-law - Lady Yi of the Jeonju Yi clan (전주 이씨)[7]
        • Daughter-in-law - Lady Yi of the Yeoju Yi clan (여주 이씨)
          • Grandson - Jeong Seung-woo (정승우, 鄭承佑)
      • Son - Jeong Sang-jo (정상조, 鄭尙祖) (1459 - 1491)
        • Daughter-in-law - Lady Ahn of the Juksan Ahn clan (정경부인 죽산 안씨, 竹山 安氏) (1459 - 1521)[8][9]
          • Grandson - Jeong Se-ho (정세호, 鄭世虎) (1486 - 1563)[10]
            • Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Yi of the Gwangju Yi clan (정경부인 광주 이씨)
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Chang-Seo (정창서, 鄭昌瑞) (1519 - ?)
                • Great Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Yi of the Jeonju Yi clan (전주 이씨, 全州 李氏)[11]
                • Great Granddaughter-in-law - Lady Kim of the Gwangsan Kim clan (광산 김씨)
                  • Great-Great-Granddaughter - Lady Jeong of the Hadong Jeong clan
                    • Great-Great-Great-Grandson-in-law - Jeong Dae-gil (정대길, 鄭大吉)
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Chang-Su (정창수, 鄭昌壽)
              • Great-Granddaughter - Grand Internal Princess Consort Hadong (Hangul: 하동부대부인, Hanja: 河東府大夫人) (23 September 1522 - 24 June 1567)[12]
              • Great-Grandson - Jeong Hong-Su (정홍수, 鄭弘壽)

Books Edit

  • Hunminjeongeum (훈민정음, 訓民正音)
  • Hunminjeongeum yehae (훈민정음예해, 訓民正音例解)
  • Hagyeokjaejip (학역재집, 學易齋集)
  • Yeokdae yeokbeop (역대역법, 歷代曆法)
  • Goryeosa (고려사, 高麗史)
  • Goryeosa jeolyo (고려사절요, 高麗史節要)
  • Yeokdae byeongyo (역대병요, 歷代兵要)
  • Saryun ojip (사륜오집)
  • Jachitonggam hunui (자치통감훈의, 資治通鑑訓義)
  • Sejong sillok (세종실록, 世宗實錄)

In popular culture Edit

Drama Edit

  • Portrayed by Jeong Seung-hyeon in the 1984-1985 MBC TV series 500 Years of Joseon: The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow
  • Portrayed by Lee Shin-jae in the 1990 KBS TV series Dance Toward the Broken Heavens
  • Portrayed by Han In-su in the 1994 KBS TV series Han Myeong-hoe
  • Portrayed by Park Woong in the 1998-2000 KBS TV series The King and Queen
  • Portrayed by Lee Jin-woo in the 2008 KBS TV series The Great King, Sejong
  • Portrayed by Park Hyuk-kwon in the 2011 SBS TV series Deep Rooted Tree.
  • Portrayed by Woo Sang-jeon in the 2011-2012 JTBC TV series Insu, The Queen Mother
  • Portrayed by Jeong Eui-gap in the 2016 KBS1 TV series Jang Yeong-sil.

Film Edit

  • Portrayed by O Yeong-su in the play Tae in 1997 and 2007
  • Portrayed by Lee Jin-bok in the 2012 film The Majesty’s Spring

See also Edit

External links Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Lady Ahn is the eldest daughter of Princess Jeongui (the second daughter of Queen Soheon and King Sejong) and Ahn Maeng-dam
  2. ^ Her younger sister married Han Hwak’s son; Queen Sohye’s younger brother
  3. ^ Lady Jeong and her husband would eventually become the maternal grandparents of Royal Noble Consort Hui of the Namyang Hong clan (1494–1581) (희빈 홍씨) (a concubine of King Jungjong) through their daughter, Lady Gwon of the Andong Gwon clan
  4. ^ Became the mother of Royal Noble Consort Hui of the Namyang Hong clan
  5. ^ She is the only daughter of King Sejo and Queen Jeonghui
  6. ^ Lady Jeong eventually became the grandmother of Queen Yu (the wife of King Gwanghaegun)
  7. ^ She is the second daughter of Prince Gyeyang (son of King Sejong) and Princess Consort Jeongseon (daughter of Han Hwak and older sister of Queen Sohye)
  8. ^ Lady Ahn is the granddaughter of Princess Jeongui (a daughter of King Sejong and Queen Soheon)
  9. ^ Her aunt married Jeong Gwang-jo (정광조, 鄭光祖), thus becoming her sister-in-law
  10. ^ He eventually became the maternal grandfather of King Seonjo
  11. ^ She is the daughter of Yi Yi, Prince Deokpung (20 August 1485 - 26 March 1506) (이이 덕풍군) and Princess Consort Papyeong of the Papyeong Yun clan (? - 16 January 1536) (파평현부인 파평 윤씨). Princess Papyeong was the niece of Grand Internal Princess Consort Seungpyeong (also the adoptive mother of Prince Deokpung and half cousin Queen Janggyeong) and cousin of Queen Janggyeong. Prince Deokpung was the son of Grand Prince Wolsan and his concubine.
  12. ^ The wife of Grand Internal Prince Deokheung, mother of King Seonjo, and grandmother of Princess Jeongmyeong and Grand Prince Yeongchang

Pratt: 175 & 337

Lee Ki-baik: 193,198 & 201