Yeongjong of Goryeo

Yeongjong of Goryeo (August 1223 – ?) was temporary king of the Korean Goryeo dynasty.

Yeongjong of Goryeo
高麗英宗
고려 영종
King of Goryeo
ReignJune 1269 – November 1269
PredecessorWonjong of Goryeo
SuccessorWonjong of Goryeo
BornAugust 1223
Kingdom of Goryeo
Died?
ConsortDeposed Queen Kwon
IssuePrince Hanyang
Prince Ikyang
HouseHouse of Wang
FatherGojong of Goryeo
MotherQueen Anhye
ReligionBuddhism
Yeongjong of Goryeo
Hangul
영종
Hanja
英宗
Revised RomanizationYeongjong
McCune–ReischauerYeongjong
Courtesy name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGan
McCune–ReischauerGan

BiographyEdit

His first name was Wang Gan (Korean왕간; Hanja王侃), but later he was renamed Wang Chang (Korean왕창; Hanja王淐).

He was Gojong of Goryeo's son, and Marquis of Angyeong (Korean안경후; Hanja安慶侯). In 1253, he was promoted to Duke of Angyeong (Korean안경공; Hanja安慶公). In the years 1253, 1259, 1265 and 1266, he made multiple visits to the Yuan ruler in China as an envoy.

In June 1269, dictator Im Yeon was deposed in favor of Yeongjong.

FamilyEdit

  • Father: King Gojong of Goryeo (3 February 1192 – 21 July 1259) (고려 고종)
    • Grandfather: King Gangjong of Goryeo (10 May 1152 – 26 August 1213) (고려 강종)
    • Grandmother: Queen Wondeok of the Kaesong Wang clan (1167 – 1239) (원덕왕후 왕씨)
  • Mother: Queen Anhye of the Kaesong Wang clan (? – 1 June 1232) (안혜왕후 왕씨)
    • Grandfather: King Huijong of Goryeo (21 June 1181 – 31 August 1237) (고려 희종)
    • Grandmother: Queen Seongpyeong of the Kaesong Wang clan (? – 1247) (성평왕후 왕씨)

Consorts:

  1. Deposed Queen Kwon of the Andong Kwon clan (폐비 안동 권씨)
    1. Wang Hyeon, Prince Hanyang (왕현 한양후)
    2. Wang Cheong, Prince Ikyang (March 1248 – August 1344) (왕청 익양군)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 영종 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Yeongjong of Goryeo
Born: August 1223 Died: ?
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Wonjong
King of Goryeo
1269
Succeeded by
Wonjong