Chang of Goryeo

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King Chang of Goryeo
고려 창왕
King of Goryeo
Reign1388 – 1389
PredecessorU of Goryeo
SuccessorGongyang of Goryeo
Born6 September 1381
Died31 December 1389 (1390-01-01) (aged 8)
HouseHouse of Wang
FatherKing U of Goryeo
MotherRoyal Consort Geun-Bi
ReligionBuddhism
Chang of Goryeo
Hangul
창왕
Hanja
昌王
Revised RomanizationChang wang
McCune–ReischauerCh'ang wang
Birth name
Hangul
왕창
Hanja
王昌
Revised RomanizationWang Chang
McCune–ReischauerWang Ch'ang

King Chang of Goryeo (6 September 1381 – 31 December 1389, r. 1388–1389) was the 33rd and youngest ruler of the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. He was the son of his predecessor, King U.

Biography[edit]

Prince Chang was the only son of king U and Royal Consort Geun-Bi of the Goseong Lee clan, daughter of Lee Rim. King U was forced from power after Yi Seong-gye mutinied in 1388, and King Chang was put on the throne in his stead.

During his reign from June 1388 to November 1389, Yi Seong-gye was regent. As Yi Seong-gye took full control of the military, King Chang was driven to Ganghwado and replaced on the throne by King Gongyang of Goryeo on the grounds that Gongyang was of true royal blood.

King Chang was assassinated, together with his father, shortly after the ascension of Prince Gongyang. King Chang was not yet ten years old.

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References[edit]

  • 창왕 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia.
Chang of Goryeo
Born: 6 September 1381 Died: 31 December 1389
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King U
King of Goryeo
1388–1389
Succeeded by
King Gongyang