Queen Yongui

Queen Yongui of the Danju Han clan (Korean용의왕후 한씨; Hanja容懿王后 韓氏) was a Korean Queen Consort as the second wife of Jeongjong of Goryeo.[2] She was his first wife's little sister.[3]

Queen Yongui
Queen Consort of Goryeo
TenureFebruary 1040–?
CoronationFebruary 1040
PredecessorQueen Yongsin
SuccessorQueen Yongmok
SpouseJeongjong of Goryeo
  1. Prince Aesang (Wang Bang)
  2. Marquess Nakrang (Wang Gyeong)
  3. Marquess Gaeseong (Wang Gae)
Regnal name
  • Princess Hyeondeok (현덕궁주, 玄德宮主) (? - 1 April 1038)[1]
  • Beautiful Consort Han (여비 한씨, 麗妃 韓氏; Yeo-Bi) (1 April 1038 - February 1040)[1]
  • Princess Changseong (창성궁주, 昌盛宮主) (1 April 1038 - February 1040)[1]
HouseDanju Han (by birth)
House of Wang (by marriage)
FatherHan-Jo (한조)

Queen Yongui was the daughter of Han-Jo (한조).[4] Like her older sister, her marriage with Jeongjong just a noble and royal family, didn't have a blood-relationship. At first, she was a Palace Maid (궁인, 宮人) and before became a Queen, she was honoured as Princess Hyeondeok (현덕궁주, 玄德宮主) and lived in Mallyeong Palace (만령궁, 萬齡宮).[5]

Two years after her older sister died, on 1 April 1038, Jeongjong gave her a royal title as Beautiful Consort Han (여비 한씨, 麗妃 韓氏)[6] and Princess Changseong (창성궁주, 昌盛宮主).[7] Later, in February 1040 (6th year reign of Jeongjong), she formally become a Queen Consort of Goryeo and bore him 3 sons.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "고려시대 史料 Database". db.history.go.kr (in Korean). Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  2. ^ "고려 제10대 정종 가계도". m.blog.naver.com (in Korean). Naver. April 29, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "용의왕후(容懿王后)". m.blog.naver. com (in Korean). Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "용의왕후 의 자세한 의미". wordrow.kr (in Korean). Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  5. ^ Goryeosa vol. 6 – "The King granted the Palace for Princess Hyeondeok".
  6. ^ Goryeosa vol. 6 – "Palace Lady Han become Beautiful Consort Han".
  7. ^ 韓國女性關係資料集: 中世篇(中) [Collection of Korean Women's Relations: The Middle Ages (Part 2)] (in Korean). Ewha Womans University Women's Research Center: Ewha Womans University Press. 1985.
  8. ^ 韓國史年表 [The Korean History] (in Korean). University of Michigan: Dongbang Media. 2004. p. 743. ISBN 9788984572973.

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