Anjang of Goguryeo
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|Anjang of Goguryeo|
|Monarchs of Korea
Go Heung-an was the eldest son of King Munjamyeong. He was named Crown Prince in the seventh year of Munjamyeong's reign (498), and assumed the throne when his father died in 519.
Under Anjang, Goguryeo continued to maintain close relations with the Chinese dynasties, notably Wei and Liang with constant tribute missions, to counterbalance the volatile relationship with the southerly Korean kingdoms of Baekje and Silla. He attacked Baekje in 523 and 529.
When Anjang died without heir in 531, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Anwon.
The Love story of Go Heung-an and Lady Han
Among the numerous historical Korean stories, there is the Love story of a Baekje woman and the 22nd Great King of Goguryeo. It shows many parallels to the Western culture's Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and also the story of Prince Hodong and Princess Nangnang, who also had a forbidden love.