Soseono (Korean소서노; Hanja召西奴; 67 – 6 BCE) was the second wife of Dongmyeong of Goguryeo and remembered as the Queen Consort of Goguryeo. She was a key figure in the founding of both Goguryeo and Baekje. She was the mother of Biryu and Onjo of Baekje. She firstly married Wutae before married with Dongmyeong.

Soseono
소서노
Queen Consort of Goguryeo
SuccessorYe So-ya
Queen Mother of Baekje
Born66 BC
Died6 BC
SpouseWutae
Dongmyeong of Goguryeo
IssueBiryu
Onjo of Baekje
(all of them with Wutae)
FatherYeon Ta-bal
Soseono
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSo Seono
McCune–ReischauerSo Sŏno

Establishing of two kingdomsEdit

A traditional account from the Annals of Baekje section in the Samguk Sagi, states that Soseono was the daughter of Yeon Ta-bal, a wealthy influential figure in Jolbon[1] and married to Jumong. However, the same source officially states that the chief of Habaek tribe gave his daughter to Jumong, who had fled Eastern Buyeo with his followers, in marriage. According to the Samguk Sagi, Jumong was Lady Soseono's second husband. Her first husband was Wutae.

After Jumong's son, Yuri of Goguryeo, and Yuri's mother, Ye So-ya, who were both presumed to have died, returned to Goguryeo, Yuri became the crown prince of Goguryeo. Soseono left Goguryeo, taking her two sons Biryu and Onjo south to found their own kingdom, Baekje.

DeathEdit

Soseono died in 6 BCE at the age of 61[2] after her second son Onjo became the first king of Baekje.

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