Jungcheon of Goguryeo
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|Jungcheon of Goguryeo|
|Hangul||중천왕 also 중양왕|
|Hanja||中川王 also 中壤王|
|Revised Romanization||Jungcheon-wang also Jungyang-wang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Chungch'ŏn-wang also Chungyang-wang|
|Revised Romanization||Go Yeon-bul|
|Monarchs of Korea
Background and rise to the throne
He was the son of King Dongcheon and was made heir to the throne in the 17th year of his father's reign. Upon his father's death in 248, Jungcheon followed him to the throne.
Deaths within the Royal family
In the 11th month of that year, Jungcheon's younger brothers Go Ye-mul, Go Sa-gu and others sought to betray him, but were caught and executed. He married Lady Yeon, probably from the Yeonna-bu region. In 251, the queen drowned the king's consort Lady Gwanna in the Yellow Sea out of jealousy. In 255, Jungcheon designated his son (later King Seocheon) as heir to the throne.
War with the Wei
In 270, the king died at the age of 46, and was buried in Jungcheonji-won.