Gongyang of Goryeo

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Gongyang of Goryeo
Hangul 공양왕
Hanja 恭讓王
Revised Romanization Gongyang wang
McCune–Reischauer Kongyang wang
Birth name
Hangul 왕요
Hanja 王搖
Revised Romanization Wang Yo
McCune–Reischauer Wang Yo

Gongyang of Goryeo (9 March 1345 - 17 May 1394, r. 1389 – 1392) was the 34th and final ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He was deposed by Yi Seonggye, who then established the Joseon Dynasty.

Gongyang was a seventh-generation descendant of Sinjong of Goryeo, and the son of Wang Gyun. He married the daughter of Prince Changseong, Sunbi of the Roh clan. In 1389, Yi Seonggye's supporters forced King Chang from the throne and enthroned Gongyang in his stead. This faction went on to oversee the events of Gongyang's brief reign, including the assassinations of Gongyang's predecessors, ex-King U and ex-King Chang.

After the murder of Jeong Mong-ju, the last major supporter of the Goryeo kings, Gongyang was deposed and the Goryeo dynasty came to an end. He was at first exiled to Wonju, then went to Samcheok where he died.

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

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Chang
Rulers of Korea
(Goryeo Dynasty)

1389–1392
Succeeded by
Taejo of Joseon