Soseono (66/7 – 6 BCE) or Yeon Soseono (Korean연소서노; Hanja延召西奴) was the second wife of King Dongmyeong and a key figure in the establishment of both Goguryeo and Baekje. She was the mother of Biryu and Onjo, whom they were her sons from her first marriage with Wutae.

Soseono
2nd Queen consort of Goguryeo
Tenure37 – 18 BC
PredecessorLady Ye
Queen dowager of Baekje
Tenure18 – 6 BC
Born66/7 BC
Kingdom of Buyeo
Died6 BC (aged 61)
Kingdom of Baekje
SpouseWutae
Jumong
Issuewith Wutae:
Biryu and Onjo
FatherYeon Ta-bal
Korean name
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

According to the Samguk Sagi, Soseono died in 6 BCE at the age of 61[2] during the 13th years reign of her second son as the first king of Baekje.

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