Aejang of Silla

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Aejang of Silla
Hangul 애장왕
Hanja 哀莊王
Revised Romanization Aejang wang
McCune–Reischauer Aejang wang
Birth name
Hangul 김청명 also 김중희
Hanja 金淸明 also 金重熙
Revised Romanization Gim Cheong-myeong also Gim Jung-hui
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ch'ŏngmyŏng also Kim Chunghŭi
Monarchs of Korea
Silla
(Post-unification)
  1. Munmu 661–681
  2. Sinmun 681–691
  3. Hyoso 692–702
  4. Seongdeok 702–737
  5. Hyoseong 737–742
  6. Gyeongdeok 742–765
  7. Hyegong 765–780
  8. Seondeok 780–785
  9. Wonseong 785–798
  10. Soseong 798–800
  11. Aejang 800–809
  12. Heondeok 809–826
  13. Heungdeok 826–836
  14. Huigang 836–838
  15. Minae 838–839
  16. Sinmu 839
  17. Munseong 839–857
  18. Heonan 857–861
  19. Gyeongmun 861–875
  20. Heongang 875–886
  21. Jeonggang 886–887
  22. Jinseong 887–897
  23. Hyogong 897–912
  24. Sindeok 913–917
  25. Gyeongmyeong 917–924
  26. Gyeongae 924–927
  27. Gyeongsun 927–935

Aejang of Silla (788–809) (r. 800–809) was the 40th ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the eldest son of King Soseong and Queen Gyehwa. He married a lady of the Pak clan.

In 802, Aejang had the great temple of Haeinsa built on Gayasan. In 803, he formed an alliance with Wa. In 806, he forbade the building of new temples. In 809, he was slain by his uncle Kim Eon-seung, who had been regent and took the throne for himself. Luxury to was hangrak and aejangwang year 809 jeong with gimeonseung brother revolted and broke into the royal palace, went the aejangwang with brother chemyeong was killed.

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