Beop of Baekje

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Beop of Baekje
Hangul 법왕
Hanja 法王
Revised Romanization Beop-wang
McCune–Reischauer Pŏp-wang
Birth name
Hangul 선 or 효순
Hanja 宣 or 孝順
Revised Romanization Seon or Hyosun
McCune–Reischauer Sŏn or Hyosun
Monarchs of Korea
Baekje
  1. Onjo 18 BCE–29 CE
  2. Daru 29–77
  3. Giru 77–128
  4. Gaeru 128–166
  5. Chogo 166–214
  6. Gusu 214–234
  7. Saban 234
  8. Goi 234–286
  9. Chaekgye 286–298
  10. Bunseo 298–304
  11. Biryu 304–344
  12. Gye 344–346
  13. Geunchogo 346–375
  14. Geungusu 375–384
  15. Chimnyu 384–385
  16. Jinsa 385–392
  17. Asin 392–405
  18. Jeonji 405–420
  19. Guisin 420–427
  20. Biyu 427–455
  21. Gaero 455–475
  22. Munju 475–477
  23. Samgeun 477–479
  24. Dongseong 479–501
  25. Muryeong 501–523
  26. Seong 523–554
  27. Wideok 554–598
  28. Hye 598–599
  29. Beop 599–600
  30. Mu 600–641
  31. Uija 641–660

Beop of Baekje (died 600) (r. 599–600) was the 29th king of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. He was the eldest son of King Hye. He reigned as Baekje power declined, having lost the Seoul region to the rival Silla kingdom.

He may have chosen his name, which translates as "law king" or "dharma king", to emphasize his identification with the Buddhist faith. [1]

Beop's brief reign is mostly remembered for his ban on all killing, including hunting and butchering. He ordered the release of falcons and the burning of fishing and hunting tools. According to the Samguk Yusa, this ban was established in the twelfth lunar month of 599.

He began construction on the Wangheungsa temple, which was completed late in his successor's reign.

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