Jilji of Geumgwan Gaya

Jilji of Geumgwan Gaya (died 492) (r. 451–492)[1] was the eighth ruler of Geumgwan Gaya, a Gaya state of ancient Korea. He was the son of King Chwihui and Queen Indeok.

Jilji of Geumgwan Gaya
질지왕 or 금질왕
銍知王 or 金銍王
Revised RomanizationJilji wang or Geumjil wang
McCune–ReischauerChilji wang or Kŭmjil wang

A passage in the Samguk Yusa indicates that he built a Buddhist temple for the ancestral queen Heo Hwang-ok on the spot where she and King Suro were married. He called the temple Wanghusa ("the Queen's temple", 王后寺) and provided it with ten gyeol of stipend land. The temple reportedly endured for five hundred years.[2] A gyeol or kyŏl (결 or 結), varied in size from 2.2 acres to 9 acres (8,903–36,422 m2) depending upon the fertility of the land.[3]


  • Father: King Chwihui (취희왕, 吹希王)
  • Mother: Lady Indeok (인덕부인, 仁德夫人)
  • Wife: Lady Bangwon (방원부인, 邦媛夫人) – daughter of a sagan named Gimsang (김상, 金相).

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  1. ^ Ilyeon also provides the alternate dates 435–477.
  2. ^ Ilyeon (1972), p. 168.
  3. ^ Palais, James B. (1996), Confucian Statecraft & Korean Institutions: Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the Late Chosŏn Dynasty, Seattle: University of Washington Press, ISBN 9780295805115, p. 363


Preceded by King of Geumgwan Gaya
Succeeded by