In 1506, the 12th year of King Yeonsan, a group of officials – notably Park Won-jong, Seong Hui-ahn, Yoo Soon-jeong and Hong Gyeong-ju plotted against the despotic ruler. They launched a coup on 2 September 1506, deposing the king and replacing him with his half-brother, Grand Prince Jinseong. The king was demoted to prince, and exiled to Ganghwado, where he died a few weeks later.[1] Consort Jang Nok-su, who was regarded as a 'femme fatale' who had encouraged Yeonsangun's misrule, was beheaded. Yeonsangun's young sons were also killed.

Coup of 1506
Date2 September 1506
Location
Result

Successful Coup

Belligerents
Joseon Insugrents
led by Park Won-jong and Seong Hui-ahn
Joseon Government
Commanders and leaders
Park Won-jong
Seong Hui-ahn
Yoo Soon-jeong
Hong Gyeong-ju
King Yeonsan
Jang Nok-su Executed
Im Sa-hong 
Yoo Ja-gwang (defected)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Polish) Joanna Rurarz (2009). Historia Korei. Dialog. ISBN 978-83-89899-28-6. P.234-235