Gyeongsun of Silla
|Gyeongsun of Silla|
|King of Silla|
|Reign||927 – 935|
|Predecessor||Gyeongae of Silla|
|Successor||Taejo of Goryeo|
|Died||978 (aged 81–82)|
Kingdom of Goryeo
|Crown Prince Maui|
|House||House of Kim|
|Gyeongsun of Silla|
|Revised Romanization||Gyeongsun wang|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Bu|
|Monarchs of Korea|
A sixth-generation descendant of King Munseong, he was the son of Hyogong by Princess Gyea, who was the daughter of King Heongang. His wife was Lady Jukbang (죽방부인) of the Juksan Park clan, his eldest son crown prince Maui, and youngest son Beomgong.
Gyeongsun was placed on the throne by the Hubaekje king Gyeon Hwon after the Hubaekje forces sacked Gyeongju in 927. The kingdom was already in an extremely weakened state, so Gyeongsun reigned over a tiny remnant of the former Silla territory until finally abdicating in favour of Taejo of Goryeo in 935. His abdication completed Taejo's unification of Korea. He remarried Taejo's daughter Princess Nangrang (낙랑공주) and was appointed sasim-gwan (사심관, inspector-general) of Gyeongju, becoming the first of Goryeo's sasim-gwan system. He lived out the remainder of his life near the Goryeo capital (modern-day Kaesong).
- Father: King Shinheung of Silla (신흥대왕)
- Grandfather: King Uiheung of Silla (의흥대왕)
- Mother: Grand Princess Gyea of the Gyeongju Kim clan (계아태후 김씨)
- Grandfather: King Heongang of Silla (? – 886) (신라 헌강왕)
- Consorts and their Respective Issue:
- Lady Jukbang of the Juksan Park clan (죽방부인 박씨)
- Princess Nakrang of the Kaesong Wang clan (낙랑공주 왕씨)
- Princess Wang of the Kaesong Wang clan (공주 왕씨)
In popular culture
- Shin Gwi-shik - Taejo Wang Geon (KBS, 2000–2002)
- Lee Do-ryeon - The Dawn of the Empire (KBS, 2002–2003)
- (in Korean) King Gyeongsun at Encyclopedia of Korean Culture
- (in Korean) King Gyeongsun at Doosan Encyclopedia
- (in Korean) Crown Prince Ma-ui at Doosan Encyclopedia
- Shinheung is a posthumous title, his real name was Kim Hyo-jong.
- Uiheung is a posthumous title, his real name was Kim Sil-hong.
- Daughter of Taejo of Goryeo and Queen Shinmyeongsunseong.
- Later married Hwang Gyeong.
- Later married Lee Geum-Seo.
- Daughter of Taejo of Goryeo and Lady Seongmu of the Pyeongsan Park clan.
Gyeongsun of SillaDied: 978
| King of Silla