Seocheon of Goguryeo

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Seocheon of Goguryeo
Hangul 서천왕, 서양왕
Hanja 西川王, 西壤王
Revised Romanization Seocheon-wang, Seoyang-wang
McCune–Reischauer Sŏch'ŏn-wang
Birth name
Hangul 고약로, 약우
Hanja 高藥盧, 若友
Revised Romanization Go Yak-ro, Yak-u
McCune–Reischauer Ko Yangno
Monarchs of Korea
  1. King Chumo 37-19 BCE
  2. King Yuri 19 BCE-18 CE
  3. King Daemusin 18-44
  4. King Minjung 44-48
  5. King Mobon 48-53
  6. King Taejodae 53-146
  7. King Chadae 146-165
  8. King Sindae 165-179
  9. King Gogukcheon 179-197
  10. King Sansang 197-227
  11. King Dongcheon 227-248
  12. King Jungcheon 248-270
  13. King Seocheon 270-292
  14. King Bongsang 292-300
  15. King Micheon 300-331
  16. King Gogug-won 331-371
  17. King Sosurim 371-384
  18. King Gogug-yang 384-391
  19. King Gwanggaeto 391-413
  20. King Jangsu 413-490
  21. King Munja 491-519
  22. King Anjang 519-531
  23. King An-won 531-545
  24. King Yang-won 545-559
  25. King Pyeong-won 559-590
  26. King Yeong-yang 590-618
  27. King Yeong-nyu 618-642
  28. King Bojang 642-668

King Seocheon of Goguryeo (died 292, r. 270–292) was the 13th ruler of Goguryeo, the northernmost of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. He was the second son of King Jungcheon, and was confirmed as Crown Prince in 255. He ascended the throne upon his father's death in 270. In the first lunar month of 271, he took Usu, the daughter of the daesaja of Seo-bu, to be his queen.

In 280, the Sushen people invaded and the king sent his younger brother Go Dal-ga to repel them. Dal-ga took Dallo-seong and killed its lord, and moved about 600 Sushen households to southern Buyeo. King Seocheon made Dal-ga the Prince of National Peace (Anguk-gun) and gave him control of the army, and of the Sushen and Yangmaek tribes.

In 286, Seocheon's younger brothers Go Il-u and Go So-bal led an insurrection, but the rebellion failed and they were slain.

King Seocheon died in 292, after 23 years on the throne. He was buried at Seocheonwon, and accordingly received the temple name of "Seocheon."

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