Buyeo Pung

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Buyeo Pung
Hangul 부여풍
Hanja 扶餘豊
Revised Romanization Buyeo Pung
McCune–Reischauer Puyŏ P'ung

Buyeo Pung was a Korean king from Baekje. When Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, fell to the alliance of Silla and the ancient Chinese Tang Dynasty in 660, he was a hostage who mortgaged the alliance of Paekche with Japan.[1] "Buyeo" was the family name of the Baekje rulers.

He came back with a Japanese army and Yamato general Abe no Hirafu to revive the country. General Boksin of the Baekje revival forces gave him the title King Pungjang (풍장왕). He joined forces with the Baekje resistance led by general Boksin. In 663, however, the Baekje resistance and Japan lost the Battle of Baekgang to the army of Tang and Silla, and Baekje collapsed. The prince fled to neighboring Goguryeo. When Goguryeo collapsed, he was captured by the Tang army and sent to southern China in exile. His later life is unknown.

His younger brother Zenkō (善光 or 禅広) served Japan and was given the family name Kudara no Konikishi (百濟王; king of Baekje) by the emperor of Japan.

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  1. ^ Samguk Sagi (in Korean). 王子扶餘豊 嘗質於倭國者 立之爲王 
King Pungjang
Cadet branch of the House of Go
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Uija
King of Baekje
660–663
Annexed by Tang and Silla
Titles in pretence
Loss of title — TITULAR —
King of Baekje
663–677
Reason for succession failure:
Battle of Baekgang
Succeeded by
Buyeo Yung