Buyeo Yung

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Buyeo Yung
Revised RomanizationBuyeo Yung
McCune–ReischauerPuyŏ Yung

Buyeo Yung (615–682) was the eldest son of King Uija, the last king of Baekje. He was appointed crown prince in 644, and would have been the kingdom's 32nd ruler. He is known as the progenitor of Buyeo Seo Clan (부여 서씨/扶餘徐氏) where he changed his surname to Seo.

After his father was overthrown by an alliance of Silla and the Chinese Tang Dynasty in 660, Buyeo Yung was sent into exile at the Tang capital Luoyang, along with his father. After the defeat of the Baekje restoration movement led by Boksin and Dochim at the Battle of Baekgang, which had sought to place Yung's brother Buyeo Pung on the throne, Tang felt the need for a ruler who could pacify the Baekje area. Beginning in 664, Buyeo Yung served briefly as the governor of the Ungjin Commandery (Hangul:웅진도독부 Hanja:熊津都督府) which Tang established to oversee the former territory of Baekje.

After Silla expelled Tang forces from the Korean peninsula in 676, Buyeo Yung returned to Luoyang, where he spent the rest of his days.

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Buyeo Yung
Cadet branch of the House of Go
Born: 615 Died: 682
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Buyeo Pung
King of Baekje
Reason for succession failure:
Battle of Baekgang
Succeeded by
Buyeo Gyeong