Ugeo of Gojoseon

Ugeo (Korean위우거; Hanja衛右渠, died 108 BC) was the last king of Wiman Joseon, the last remnant of Gojoseon. He was a grandson of Wi Man.

Ugeo
右渠王
우거왕
King of Wiman Joseon
ReignUnknown – 108 BC
Died108 BC
Wanggeom-seong, Wiman Joseon
IssueWi Jang
HouseWi
Ugeo of Gojoseon
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationUgeo Wang
McCune–ReischauerUgŏ Wang
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationWi Ugeo
McCune–ReischauerWi Ugŏ

Ugeo was killed by an assassin sent by a faction advocating surrender. Even after the death of Ugeo, Gojoseon resisted the Han forces until 108 BC but lost and the Four Commanderies of Han were then set up.

FamilyEdit

  • Wi Man (Hanja:衛満), grandfather and first king of Wiman Joseon
  • son and successor, name not recorded
  • Wi Jang (Hanja:衛長降), Son

Rebellion against UgeoEdit

Around the period from 128 BC to 126 BC, Canghai Commandery,covering an area in northern Korean peninsula to southern Manchuria,existed. Nan Lü (Hanja:南閭), who was a monarch of Dongye and a subject of Wiman Joseon, revolted against Ugeo of Gojoseon and then surrendered to the Han dynasty with 280,000 people[a]. The Canghai Commandery was established following this revolution, however in 2 years, it was abolished by Gongsun Hong.[1]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Book of the Later Han,Treatise on the Dongyi,元朔元年武帝年也., 濊君南閭等【集解】 惠棟曰, 顏籀云, 南閭者, 薉君之名.畔右渠, 率二十八萬口詣遼東內屬, 武帝以其地爲蒼海郡, 數年乃罷.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 창해군 한국민족문화대백과 Encyclopedia of Korean Culture
Ugeo of Gojoseon
House of Wi
Regnal titles
Unknown
Last known title holder:
Wiman of Gojoseon
King of Gojoseon
c. 129 BC – 108 BC
Vacant
Annexed by Western Han