Sukjong of Goryeo
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|Sukjong of Goryeo|
|Hangul||왕희 later 왕옹|
|Hanja||王熙 later 王顒|
|Revised Romanization||Wang Hui later Wang Ong|
|McCune–Reischauer||Wang Hŭi later Wang Ong|
|Monarchs of Korea
Sukjong of Goryeo (2 September 1054 – 10 November 1105) (r. 1095–1105) was the 15th ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He was the younger brother of Sunjong. He married Myeongui, the daughter of Yu Hong.
Sukjong rose to the throne in 1095 upon the abdication of his young nephew, Heonjong. He oversaw various internal innovations, including the distribution of the country's first brass coins (in 1102) and the construction of the new Southern Capital (Namgyeong, present-day Seoul).
However, he was also faced by threats from without, most notably an 1104 invasion by the northern Jurchen tribes. Unable to repel the Jurchens by force, he sent his general Yun Gwan to raise an army and repulse them. This army is known as Byeolmuban and consisted of three separate divisions. Sukjong died the following year, while on the way to the Western Capital, Pyongyang. He was succeeded by his son Yejong.
Sukjong of GoryeoBorn: 2 September 1054 Died: 10 November 1105
|King of Korea
|New creation||Marquis of Gyerim
as Duke of Gyerim
as Marquis of Gyerim
|Duke of Gyerim
|Merged in the Crown|