Gangjong of Goryeo

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Gangjong of Goryeo
Hangul 강종
Hanja 康宗
Revised Romanization Gangjong
McCune–Reischauer Kangjong
Birth name
Hangul 왕오 also 왕숙
Hanja 王祦 also 王璹
Revised Romanization Wang O also Wang Suk
McCune–Reischauer Wang O also Wang Suk
Courtesy name
Hangul 대화
Hanja 大華
Revised Romanization Daehwa
McCune–Reischauer Taehwa
Monarchs of Korea
Goryeo
  1. Taejo 918–943
  2. Hyejong 943–945
  3. Jeongjong 945–949
  4. Gwangjong 949–975
  5. Gyeongjong 975–981
  6. Seongjong 981–997
  7. Mokjong 997–1009
  8. Hyeonjong 1009–1031
  9. Deokjong 1031–1034
  10. Jeongjong II 1034–1046
  11. Munjong 1046–1083
  12. Sunjong 1083
  13. Seonjong 1083–1094
  14. Heonjong 1094–1095
  15. Sukjong 1095–1105
  16. Yejong 1105–1122
  17. Injong 1122–1146
  18. Uijong 1146–1170
  19. Myeongjong 1170–1197
  20. Sinjong 1197–1204
  21. Huijong 1204–1211
  22. Gangjong 1211–1213
  23. Gojong 1213–1259
  24. Wonjong 1259–1269
  25. Yeongjong1269
  26. Wonjong 1269–1274
  27. Chungnyeol 1274–1308
  28. Chungseon 1308–1313
  29. Chungsuk 1313–1330
    1332–1339
  30. Chunghye 1330–1332
    1339–1344
  31. Chungmok 1344–1348
  32. Chungjeong 1348–1351
  33. Gongmin 1351–1374
  34. U 1374–1388
  35. Chang 1388–1389
  36. Gongyang 1389–1392


Gangjong (10 May 1152 – 26 August 1213) (r. 1211–1213) was the 22nd ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He was the eldest son of King Myeongjong. His mother was Queen Gwangjeong, a Kim, and his wife was Queen Wondeok, a Yu and the daughter of Sin An-hu.

Gangjong was confirmed as heir in 1173. In 1197, he and his father were driven to Ganghwado by the military leader Choe Chung-heon. In 1210 Gangjong returned to the capital, and he was given a royal title by Huijong in the following year. After Choe drove Huijong from power that year, Gangjong was placed on the throne.

Gangjong's tomb is located outside the old Goryeo capital, in modern-day Hyŏnhwa-ri, Kaepung-gun, Hwanghaenam-do, North Korea.

Family[edit]

  • Father : King Myeongjong of Goryeo (8 November 1131 – 3 December 1202) (고려 명종)
  • Mother : Queen Uijeong of the Kaesong Wang clan (의정왕후 왕씨)
    • Grandfather : Wang Eun, Prince Gangreung (? - 14 May 1146) (왕온 강릉공)

Consorts :

  1. Queen Sapyeong of the Jeonju Yi clan (사평왕후 이씨)
    1. Princess Suryeong (수령궁주)
  2. Queen Wondeok of the Kaesong Wang clan (1167 - 1239) (원덕왕후 왕씨)
    1. King Gojong of Goryeo (3 February 1192 - 21 July 1259) (고려 고종)
  3. Unnamed consort
    1. Princess Jeonghwa (정화택주)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Gangjong of Goryeo
Born: 10 May 1152 Died: 26 August 1213
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Huijong
King of Goryeo
1211–1213
Succeeded by
Gojong