Chungmok of Goryeo

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King Chungmok of Goryeo
고려 충목왕
King of Goryeo
Reign 1344 – 1348
Predecessor Chunghye of Goryeo
Successor Chungjeong of Goryeo
Born 15 May 1337
Died 25 December 1348 (1348-12-26) (aged 11)
House House of Wang
Father King Chunghye of Goryeo
Mother Princess Deoknyeong
Religion Buddhism
Chungmok of Goryeo
Hangul 충목왕
Hanja 忠穆王
Revised Romanization Chungmok wang
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ungmok wang
Birth name
Hangul 왕흔
Hanja 王昕
Revised Romanization Wang Heun
McCune–Reischauer Wang Hŭn

King Chungmok of Goryeo (15 May 1337 – 25 December 1348, r. 1344–1348) was the 29th king of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea.


He was the eldest son of King Chunghye, and his mother was Princess Deoknyeong. Chungmok is known in some records by his Mongolian name, which is rendered in hanja as Palsamanaeisa.

After King Chunghye was deposed in 1343, King Chungmok had an audience with the Yuan Emperor Togon-temür. He was asked whether he would prefer to follow the ways of his mother or his father; when King Chungmok answered that he would prefer to follow his mother, the Emperor said that this was a child who knew the difference between right and wrong, and made him king.


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Chungmok of Goryeo
Born: 15 May 1337 Died: 25 December 1348
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Chunghye
King of Goryeo
Succeeded by
King Chungjeong