Jwaji of Geumgwan Gaya

Jwaji of Geumgwan Gaya (died 421) (r. 407–421)[1] was the sixth ruler of Geumgwan Gaya, a Gaya state of ancient Korea. He was the son of King Ipum and Queen Jeongsin.

Jwaji of Geumgwan Gaya
좌지왕, 김질왕, or 김토
坐知王, 金叱王, or 金吐
Revised RomanizationJwaji wang or Gimjil wang
McCune–ReischauerChwaji wang or Kimjil wang

The Samguk yusa reports that he appointed the relatives of a favoured concubine (yong nyeo, 傭女) to high office, and that this led to political trouble.[2] Furthermore, Silla took advantage of the kingdom's vulnerability and invaded. After the courtier Pak Won-do (朴元道) remonstrated with him, the king went to a fortuneteller, who read him an I Ching passage which indicated that he should destroy the heart of the problem. At that, he sent the concubine into exile and returned proper order to the court.


  • Father: King Ipum (이품왕, 伊品王)
  • Mother: Lady Jeongsin (정신부인, 貞信夫人)
  • Wife: Lady Boksu (복수부인, 福壽夫人) – daughter of a daeagan named Doryeong (도령, 道寧).
  • Concubine, from a palace lady (용녀, 傭女)

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  1. ^ Ilyeon gives these dates, which are widely accepted. However, he also provides the alternate dates 389-404.
  2. ^ Il-yeon: Samguk Yusa: Legends and History of the Three Kingdoms of Ancient Korea, translated by Tae-Hung Ha and Grafton K. Mintz. Book Two, page 149f. Silk Pagoda (2006). ISBN 1-59654-348-5
Preceded by King of Geumgwan Gaya
Succeeded by