Andong Kim clan

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The Andong Kim clan (Hangul: 안동 김씨, Hanja: 安東 金氏) refers to two Korean clans. They were prominent yangban families during Korea's Joseon Dynasty originating from Andong, North Gyeongsang province, during the Goryeo Dynasty. The clans produced many individuals who passed the gwageo, and 3 Queen Consorts during the Joseon Dynasty, Queen Sunwon, Queen Hyohyeon, and Queen Cheorin. Both clans derive from the Gyeongju Kim clan.

Type[edit]

Andong Kim clan (Old)[edit]

The Old Andong Kim clan (구 안동 김씨, 舊 安東 金氏) was founded during the Goryeo Dynasty by Sukseung, the grandson of Gyeongsun of Silla. In 2015, the Old Kim clan of Andong found the number of members to be at 789,790 individuals.

Andong Kim clan (New)[edit]

Kim Seon-pyung (김선평, 金宣平), the founder of New Andong Kim clan (신 안동 김씨, 新 安東 金氏) was one of the founding contributors of the Goryeo Dynasty. He was originally a castellan of Andong province. Later, he received a new surname from Taejo of Goryeo thanks to his contribution to the founding of the new dynasty. In 2015, the number of members of the New Andong Kim clan amounted to 47,702 individuals.

Downfall[edit]

Heungseon Daewongun removed much of the Andong Kim clan's power during the 19th century. During the Gabo Reform, the Yangban class was abolished.

Prominent individuals from the Old Andong Kim clan[edit]

Prominent individuals from the New Andong Kim clan[edit]