Lady Sogwangjuwon

Lady Sogwangjuwon of the Wang clan[1] (Korean소광주원부인 왕씨; Hanja小廣州院夫人 王氏; lit.'Lady of the Little Gwangju Courtyard') or known as Lady Ham (Korean함씨부인; Hanja咸氏 夫人) was the daughter of Wang-Gyu who became the 17th wife of Taejo of Goryeo[2] and bore him a son, Prince Gwangjuwon.[3][4] Her older sister became Taejo's 16th wife and her younger sister became Hyejong's 2nd wife. After Taejo's death, Wang-Gyu was the person who was in charge of the important task of proclaiming Taejo to the inside and outside dynasties and later tried to assassinate Hyejong just to put his only grandson of the throne, but was failed and got executed in September 945.[5]

Lady Sogwangjuwon
Royal Consort of Goryeo
PredecessorLady Gwangjuwon
SuccessorLady Dongsanwon
Gwangju, Gyeonggi
Gwangju, Gyeonggi
SpouseTaejo of Goryeo
IssuePrince Gwangjuwon
HouseYanggeun Ham or Wang? (by birth)
House of Wang (by marriage)
FatherWang-Gyu (왕규)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSogwangjuwon Buin
McCune–ReischauerSokwang'ch'uwon Pu'in

Meanwhile, some scholars have mixed interpretations of Wang-Gyu's role and speculated if her son was killed because of her father's rebellion case. In fact, in most cases, the daughters of a rebels were also destroyed or killed together and it was speculated that she and her sisters also faced the same fate.[citation needed]

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  2. ^ "태조 후비 소광주원부인 왕씨". Goryeosa (in Korean). Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  3. ^ 《고려사》권127〈열전〉권40
  4. ^ "고려시대 史料 Database". Goryeosa (in Chinese). Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  5. ^ 《고려사》권2〈세가〉권2