Deposed Queen Lady Yun
|Queen Consort of Joseon|
|Tenure||1476 - 1479|
|Born||15 July 1455
Kingdom of Joseon
|Died||29 August 1482 (aged 27)
Kingdom of Joseon
|Spouse||King Seongjong of Joseon|
|Issue||King Yeonsan of Joseon|
|Mother||Lady Shin of the Goryeong Shin clan|
|Deposed Queen Lady Yun|
|Revised Romanization||Pyebi Yunssi|
|Revised Romanization||Jeheon wanghu|
Deposed Queen Lady Yun (Korea:폐비윤씨, hanja: 廢妃 尹氏, 15 July 1455 – 29 August 1482), an 11th generation descendant of General Yun Gwan (윤관). She was the second wife of King Seongjong of the Joseon Dynasty , and mother of King Yeonsangun. She was a Royal Noble Consort of the King, and became Queen ('Gonghye') after her predecessor died.
Deposed Queen Yoon, formally known as Queen Jeheon, served Seongjong of Joseon as a concubine until the death of Queen Gonghye of Han, Seongjong's first wife. With no royal heir, the king was urged by counselors to take a second wife to secure the royal succession.
Lady Yoon was chosen for her beauty, and was formally married in 1476. Several months later, she gave birth to her first son, Yi Yung, later to become King Yeonsangun of Joseon. The new queen proved to be temperamental and highly jealous of Seongjong's concubines living inside the palace, even stooping to poisoning one of them in 1477.
One night in 1479, she clawed the king, leaving visible scratch marks on his face. King Seongjong tried to conceal the injury, but his mother, Grand Queen Insu, discovered the truth and ordered Lady Yoon, now known as the Deposed Queen Yoon, into exile.
After several rehabilitation attempts initiated by her party, influential government officials petitioned for her execution. She was sentenced to death and poisoned shortly thereafter. The manner and matter of her death became a pretext by her son to purge the court and government of opponents and critics of his rule.
She is depicted in the first episode of the Korean historical drama Dae Jang Geum. Moreover, she is portrayed as a kind and good Queen in the Korean TV historical drama The King and I. However, she is depicted as a villainous Queen in the televised historical drama Queen Insoo.
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