Chadae of Goguryeo

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Chadae of Goguryeo
Hangul 차대왕
Hanja 次大王
Revised Romanization Chadae-wang
McCune–Reischauer Ch'adae-wang
Birth name
Hangul 고수성
Hanja 高遂成
Revised Romanization Go Suseong
McCune–Reischauer Ko Suseong
Monarchs of Korea
  1. Chumo 37–19 BCE
  2. Yuri 19 BCE–18 CE
  3. Daemusin 18–44
  4. Minjung 44–48
  5. Mobon 48–53
  6. Taejodae 53–146
  7. Chadae 146–165
  8. Sindae 165–179
  9. Gogukcheon 179–197
  10. Sansang 197–227
  11. Dongcheon 227–248
  12. Jungcheon 248–270
  13. Seocheon 270–292
  14. Bongsang 292–300
  15. Micheon 300–331
  16. Gogugwon 331–371
  17. Sosurim 371–384
  18. Gogugyang 384–391
  19. Gwanggaeto the Great 391–413
  20. Jangsu 413–490
  21. Munja 491–519
  22. Anjang 519–531
  23. Anwon 531–545
  24. Yangwon 545–559
  25. Pyeongwon 559–590
  26. Yeongyang 590–618
  27. Yeongnyu 618–642
  28. Bojang 642–668

King Chadae of Goguryeo (71–165, r. 146–165) was the seventh ruler of Goguryeo, the northernmost of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.

Background and rise to the throne[edit]

According to the Samguk Sagi, he was the younger brother of the previous king Taejo the Great. He was said to be brave but cruel.[1]

During his brother's reign, Chadae successfully repelled attacks by Han Dynasty China, and gained power within the Goguryeo court. After eliminating opponents, including Go Bok-jang, he eventually received the throne from Taejo, who was probably forced to abdicate[1] in 146.[2]


Chadae continued to consolidate power even after rising to the throne. In the third year of his reign, he ordered the deaths of Taejo's two sons, forced one of his brothers to commit suicide,[3] and persecuted his youngest brother Baekgo (later King Sindae).

Following several natural disasters and civil unrest, he was killed by his minister Myeongnim Dap-bu, according to the Samguk Sagi.[4] According to the Samguk Yusa, the subsequent king Sindae killed both Chaedae and Taejo.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b King Chadae
  2. ^ 《三國史記》 卷第十五 髙句麗本紀 第三: 次大王, 諱遂成, 大祖大王同母弟也. 勇壯有威嚴, 小仁慈. 受大祖大王推讓, 即位. 時年七十六.
  3. ^ 《三國史記》 卷第十五 髙句麗本紀 第三: 三年, 夏四月, 王使人殺大祖大王元子莫勤. 其弟莫徳恐禍連及, 自縊.
  4. ^ 冬十月, 椽那皀校勘 024衣明臨荅夫, 因民不忍, 弑王. 號爲次大王.
Chadae of Goguryeo
Born: 71 Died: 146
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Goguryeo
Succeeded by