Heungdeok of Silla

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Heungdeok of Silla
Hangul 흥덕왕
Hanja 興德王
Revised Romanization Heungdeok wang
McCune–Reischauer Hŭngdŏk wang
Birth name
Hangul 김경휘
Hanja 金景徽
Revised Romanization Gim Gyeong-hwi
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kyŏnghwi
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

Heungdeok of Silla (777 - 836) (r. 826–836) was the 42nd ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the younger brother of King Heondeok. He was married to Queen Jeongmok, the daughter of King Soseong.

Upon rising to the throne, Heungdeok made Kim Yu-jing his prime minister (sijung) and appointed Jang Bogo to the command of the Cheonghae Garrison. Jang later used this as a basis for dominating Silla politics through the mid-9th century.

In 834, the king revised the colors of official dress. He also issued an edict forbidding "excessive luxuries" to the common people.

In 836, Heungdeok died without an heir. He was buried in the north of Angang-hyeon, now Angang-eup, Gyeongju-si, South Korea.

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