Queen Insun

Queen Insun (27 June 1532 – 12 February 1575) (인순왕후 심씨), of the Cheongsong Shim clan, was a posthumous name bestowed to the wife and queen consort of Yi Hwan, King Myeongjong. She was Queen consort of Joseon from 1545 until her husband's death in 1567, after which she was honoured as Queen Dowager Uiseong (의성왕대비). She served as regent of Korea during the minority of her adoptive son king Yi Yeon, King Seonjo from 1567 until 1568.

Queen Insun
인순왕후
Queen dowager of Joseon
Tenure1567–1575
Queen consort of Joseon
Tenure1545–1567
Born27 June 1532
Kingdom of Joseon
Died12 February 1575 (1575-02-13) (aged 42)
Kingdom of Joseon
SpouseYi Hwan, King Myeongjong
IssueCrown Prince Sunhoe
Posthumous name
선렬의성인순왕후
HouseCheongsong Shim
FatherShim Kang
MotherLady Wansan of the Jeonju Yi clan

TriviaEdit

Queen Insun eventually became the 5th great-aunt of Queen Danui, King Gyeongjong's wife. She is also a 4th great granddaughter of Sim On and a 3rd great grandniece of Queen Soheon.

FamilyEdit

Parent

  • Father − Shim Kang (1514 – 1567) (심강, 沈鋼)
    • 1) Grandfather − Shim Yeon-Won (1491 – 1558) (심연원)
      • 2) Great-Grandfather − Shim Sun-mun (심순문, 沈順門)
      • 2) Great-Grandmother − Lady Shin of the Pyeongsan Shin clan (증 정경부인 평산 신씨, 贈 貞敬夫人 平山 申氏)
    • 1) Grandmother − Lady Kim of the Gyeongju Kim clan (경주 김씨)
  • Mother − Lady Wansan of the Jeonju Yi clan (1512 – 1559) (완산부부인 전주 이씨, 完山府夫人 全州 李氏)[1][2]
    • 1) Grandfather − Yi Dae, Prince Jeonseong (전성군 이대) (1488 - 1543)
    • 2) Grandmother − Lady Jeong of the Dongrae Jeong clan (동래 정씨) (? - 1557)

Sibling

  • Younger brother − Shim In-gyeom (심인겸, 沈仁謙) (1533 - 1580)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Lee (이씨)
    • Nephew − Shim Eom (심엄, 沈㤿); became the adoptive son of Shim Ui-gyeom
  • Younger brother − Shim Ui-gyeom (심의겸, 沈義謙) (1535 - 1587)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Han of the Cheongju Han clan ( 정부인 청주 한씨, 貞夫人 淸州 韓氏)
    • Nephew − Shim Non (심논, 沈惀)
    • Niece − Lady Shim
  • Younger brother − Shim Ye-gyeom (심예겸, 沈禮謙) (1537 - 1578)[3]
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Jeong of the Yeonil Jeong clan (연일 정씨)
  • Younger brother − Shim Ji-gyeom (심지겸, 沈智謙) (1540 - 1568)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Lee (이씨)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Heo (허씨)
    • Nephew − Shim Gyeong (심경, 沈憬)
  • Younger brother − Shim Shin-gyeom (심신겸, 沈信謙) (1542 - 1596)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Jeong (정씨)
    • Nephew − Shim Yool (심율, 沈慄)
    • Nephew − Shim Gak (심각, 沈恪)
    • Nephew − Shim Yi (심이, 沈怡)
    • Niece − Lady Shim
    • Niece − Lady Shim
    • Niece − Lady Shim
    • Niece − Lady Shim
  • Younger brother − Shim Chong-gyeom (심충겸, 沈忠謙) (1545 - 1594)[4]
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Yi of the Jeonju Yi clan (증 정경부인 전주 이씨)
    • Nephew − Shim Hon (심흔, 沈忻)
    • Nephew − Shim Yeol (심열, 沈悅) (1569 - 1646);[5] became the adoptive son of Shim Ye-gyeom
    • Nephew − Shim Jong (심종, 沈悰)
    • Niece − Lady Shim
    • Niece − Lady Shim
  • Younger brother − Shim Hyo-gyeom (심효겸, 沈孝謙) (1547 - 1600)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Nam (남씨)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Lee (이씨)
    • Nephew − Shim Pib (심핍, 沈愊)
    • Nephew − Shim Cheok (심척, 沈惕)
    • Niece − Lady Shim
    • Niece − Lady Shim
  • Younger brother − Shim Je-gyeom (심제겸, 沈悌謙) (1550 - 1589)
  • Sister-in-law − Lady Shin (신씨)
    • Nephew − Shim Yu (심유, 沈愉)
    • Nephew − Shim Hyeob (심협, 沈協)
    • Niece − Lady Shim
    • Niece − Lady Shim
    • Niece − Lady Shim
  • Younger sister − Lady Shim (청송 심씨)
  • Brother-in-law − Im Yeong-ro (임영로, 任榮老) of the Pungcheon Im clan (풍천 임씨)
  • Younger sister − Lady Shim (청송 심씨)
  • Brother-in-law − Yi Byeok (이벽, 李鼊) of the Jeonju Yi clan (전주 이씨)

Consort

Issue

Popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 인순왕후 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ She is the older sister of Lee Lyang
  2. ^ She is the 5th great-granddaughter of Queen Wongyeong and King Taejong
  3. ^ The 5th adoptive great-grandfather of Queen Danui
  4. ^ The 5th great-grandfather of Queen Danui (King Gyeongjong's wife)
  5. ^ The 4th great-grandfather of Queen Danui
Queen Insun
Cheongsong Shim clan
Royal titles
Preceded by
Queen Inseong
of the Bannam Park clan
Queen consort of Joseon
1545–1567
Succeeded by
Queen Uiin
of the Bannam Park clan
Preceded by
Queen Dowager Gongui (Inseong)
of the Bannam Park clan
Queen dowager of Joseon
1567–1575
Succeeded by
Queen Dowager Soseong (Inmok)
of the Yeonan Kim clan