Prince Jinan

Yi Bang-u, Grand Prince Jinan (1354 - 15 January 1394) (이방우 진안대군), was a Korean prince and the first-born son of King Taejo of Joseon Dynasty and his consort Queen Shinui.

Grand Prince Jinan
Geumya, Kingdom of Goryeo
Died15 January 1394
Hamheung, Kingdom of Joseon
HouseJeonju Yi
FatherTaejo of Joseon
MotherQueen Shinui
Korean Royal Title
Revised RomanizationJin-an Daegun
McCune–ReischauerChin-an Daekun


He became the general secretary of the last king of Goryeo dynasty. In year 1388, his father, King Taejo, overthrew Goryeo dynasty. After witnessing this incident, he went to Bogae mountain in Chelwon to retire. Later on, he went to Hamheung, which is located in present-day North Korea; there, he died at the age of 40.

In 1392, when King Taejo was giving out titles, his first son became as known as Grand Prince Jinan.

In the annals of Joseon dynasty, it describes Grand Prince Jinan as a man who liked alcoholic beverages, and states that he drank copious amount until he died. However, according to a memorial stone of Grand Prince Jinan, which was made in 1789, "Grand Prince Jinan was an exemplary son to his parent, who took good care of his brother and sisters. When he grew older, he minded in literature and practiced humble life style and did not fancy wealth nor authority.”


  1. Grand Princess Consort Samhanguk of the Chungju Ji clan (삼한국대부인 지씨)
    1. Yi Bok-geun, Prince Bongnyeong (? - 3 November 1421) (이복근 봉녕군)
    2. Princess Hansan (한산군주)[1]
  2. Unnamed concubine
    1. Yi Deok-geun, Prince Sunnyeong (? - 25 April 1412) (이덕근 순녕군)

In popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ Also known as "Princess Gyeonghye" (경혜옹주).