Munjong of Goryeo
- This article is about Emperor Munjong, the 11th Korean monarch during the Goryeo Dynasty (r. 1046-1083). For the 5th Korean monarch during the Joseon Dynasty (r. 1450-1452), see Munjong of Joseon.
|Munjong of Goryeo|
|Monarchs of Korea
King Munjong was born in 1019, and reigned from 1046 until his death in 1083. During his reign, the central government of Goryeo gained complete authority and power over local lords. Munjong, and later Kings, emphasized the importance of civilian leadership over the military. Munjong expanded Korea's borders northward to the Yalu and Tumen Rivers .
- Eckert, Lee, Lew, Robinson and Wagner, Korea Old and New: A History, Harvard University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-9627713-0-9
|Rulers of Korea