Heongang of Silla

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Heongang of Silla
Royal tomb of King Heongang.jpg
Tomb of King Heongang in Gyeongju
Korean name
Hangul 헌강왕
Hanja 憲康王
Revised Romanization Heon-gang wang
McCune–Reischauer Hŏn'gang wang
Birth name
Hangul 김정
Hanja 金晸
Revised Romanization Gim Jeong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chŏng
Monarchs of Korea
Silla
(Post-unification)
  1. Munmu 661–681
  2. Sinmun 681–691
  3. Hyoso 692–702
  4. Seongdeok 702–737
  5. Hyoseong 737–742
  6. Gyeongdeok 742–765
  7. Hyegong 765–780
  8. Seondeok 780–785
  9. Wonseong 785–798
  10. Soseong 798–800
  11. Aejang 800–809
  12. Heondeok 809–826
  13. Heungdeok 826–836
  14. Huigang 836–838
  15. Minae 838–839
  16. Sinmu 839
  17. Munseong 839–857
  18. Heonan 857–861
  19. Gyeongmun 861–875
  20. Heongang 875–886
  21. Jeonggang 886–887
  22. Jinseong 887–897
  23. Hyogong 897–912
  24. Sindeok 912–917
  25. Gyeongmyeong 917–924
  26. Gyeongae 924–927
  27. Gyeongsun 927–935

Heongang of Silla (c.861-886) (r. 875–886) was the 49th to rule the Korean kingdom of Silla.

According to the Samguk Sagi, he excelled at civil affairs. Heongang was the eldest son of King Gyeongmun; his mother was Queen Munui. He had no legitimate heir, but did leave a son (later King Hyogong) by Lady Uimyeong.

In 879, Heongang was faced with the rebellion of a high official, his Ilgilchan Sin Hong. In 886, he sought to defuse domestic discontent with a decree of general forgiveness.

Heongang was buried to the northeast of Borisa temple in Gyeongju.

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Heongang of Silla
Died: 886
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gyeongmun
King of Silla
Silla
875–886
Succeeded by
Jeonggang