Beop of Baekje
|Beop of Baekje|
|Hangul||선 or 효순|
|Hanja||宣 or 孝順|
|Revised Romanization||Seon or Hyosun|
|McCune–Reischauer||Sŏn or Hyosun|
|Monarchs of Korea
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.
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.