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Mokjong of Goryeo (5 July 980 – 2 March 1009) (r. 997–1009) was the seventh ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea.

Mokjong of Goryeo
Hangul
목종
Hanja
穆宗
Revised RomanizationMokjong
McCune–ReischauerMokchong
Birth name
Hangul
왕송
Hanja
王訟
Revised RomanizationWang Song
McCune–ReischauerWang Song
Courtesy name
Hangul
효신
Hanja
孝伸
Revised RomanizationHyosin
McCune–ReischauerHyosin

ReignEdit

Mokjong is known for his reform of the Jeonsigwa (land-allotment system), and for a plot by his mother, Queen Honae and Kim Chi-yang to overthrow him. In the course of the turbulent events surrounding the plot, Mokjong was dethroned by general Gang Jo and sent into exile in Chungju. However, he was slain before he arrived there.[citation needed]

Mokjong's tomb was known as Gongneung, but its present location is not known.

FamilyEdit

  • Father: King Gyeongjong of Goryeo (9 November 955 – 13 August 981) (고려 경종)
    • Grandfather: King Gwangjong of Goryeo (925 – 4 July 975) (고려 광종)
    • Grandmother: Queen Daemok of the Hwangju Hwangbo clan (대목왕후 황보씨)
  • Mother: Queen Heonae of the Kaesong Wang clan (964 – 20 January 1029) (헌애왕후 왕씨)
    • Grandfather: King Daejong of Goryeo (? – November 969) (고려 대종)
    • Grandmother: Queen Seonui of the Jeongju Ryu clan (선의왕후 유씨)
  • Consorts:
  1. Queen Seonjeong of the Chungju Yu clan (선정왕후 유씨)
  2. Lady Yoseok of the Kim clan (요석택궁인 김씨)

Popular cultureEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 목종 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Mokjong of Goryeo
Born: 5 July 980 Died: 2 March 1009
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Seongjong
King of Goryeo
997–1009
Succeeded by
Hyeonjong