Chungjeong of Goryeo

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Chungjeong of Goryeo
Reign 1348-1351
Predecessor king Chungmok
Successor king Gongmin
Father King Chunghye
Mother Princess Deongnyeong
Born 1338
Died 23 March 1351(1351-03-23) (aged 13)
Chungjeong of Goryeo
Hangul 충정왕
Hanja 忠定王
Revised Romanization Chungjeong wang
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ungjeong wang
Birth name
Hangul 왕저
Hanja 王胝
Revised Romanization Wang Jeo
McCune–Reischauer Wang Chŏ
Monarchs of Korea
Goryeo
  1. Taejo 918–943
  2. Hyejong 943–945
  3. Jeongjong 945–949
  4. Gwangjong 949–975
  5. Gyeongjong 975–981
  6. Seongjong 981–997
  7. Mokjong 997–1009
  8. Hyeonjong 1009–1031
  9. Deokjong 1031–1034
  10. Jeongjong II 1034–1046
  11. Munjong 1046–1083
  12. Sunjong 1083
  13. Seonjong 1083–1094
  14. Heonjong 1094–1095
  15. Sukjong 1095–1105
  16. Yejong 1105–1122
  17. Injong 1122–1146
  18. Uijong 1146–1170
  19. Myeongjong 1170–1197
  20. Sinjong 1197–1204
  21. Huijong 1204–1211
  22. Gangjong 1211–1213
  23. Gojong 1213–1259
  24. Wonjong 1259–1274
  25. Chungnyeol 1274–1308
  26. Chungseon 1308–1313
  27. Chungsuk 1313–1330
    1332–1339
  28. Chunghye 1330–1332
    1339–1344
  29. Chungmok 1344–1348
  30. Chungjeong 1348–1351
  31. Gongmin 1351–1374
  32. U 1374–1388
  33. Chang 1388–1389
  34. Gongyang 1389–1392

Chungjeong of Goryeo (1338 – 23 March 1351, r. 1348–1351) was the 30th ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea and was enthroned by imperial edict at the age of 12. During Chungjeong's brief reign, the politics of the court were controlled by powerful relatives of the royal family, including his mother's relative Yun Si-u and the retainer Bae Jeon. In addition, the country endured heavy Wokou raids beginning in 1349.

Chungjeong's uncle Wang Gi secured imperial favor and married a Yuan daughter, Princess Noguk. Shortly thereafter Chungjeong was deposed, and Wang Gi ascended the throne as King Gongmin.

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Chungjeong of Goryeo
Born: 1338 Died: 23 March 1351
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Chungmok
King of Korea
Goryeo
1348–1351
Succeeded by
Gongmin