Jeong In-ji

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Letters of Jeong In-ji
Jeong In-ji
Hangul 정인지
Hanja 鄭麟趾
Revised Romanization Jeong Inji
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Inji
Pen name
Hangul 학역재
Hanja 學易齋
Revised Romanization hagyugjae
McCune–Reischauer hakyukjae
Courtesy name
Hangul 백저
Hanja 伯雎
Revised Romanization baigjeo
McCune–Reischauer Baikjeo
This is a Korean name; the family name is Jeong.

Jeong Inji (정인지, December 28 1396–November 26 1478) was a Korean Neo-Confucian scholar, historian who served as Vice Minister of Education or Deputy Chief Scholar(Head of Office for Special Advisors) during the reign of King Sejong the Great, Minister of Rites during the reign of King Munjong and Danjong , Left or Second State Councillor or Vice Prime Minister from 1453 to 1455 during the reign of King Danjong and Chief State Councillor or Prime Minister from 1455 to 1458 during the reign of King Sejo. He was nicknamed Hakyeokjae (학역재).

He is perhaps best known for having written the postscript of the Hunmin Jeongeum Haerye, the commentary on and explanation of the Hangul invented by King Sejong in 1443. He also contributed to the Goryeo-sa, the official history of Korea, and the Yongbi Eocheon-ga (용비어천가).

His second son, Jeong Hyun-jo, was married to Princess Uisuk, King Sejo of Joseon`s second daughter.


  • Hunminjeongeunyehae (훈민정음예해, 訓民正音例解)
  • Hakyukjaejip (학역재집)
  • Yukdaeyukbeop (역대역법)
  • Goryeosa (고려사)
  • Goryeosajeolyo (고려사절요)
  • Yukdaebyungyo (역대병요)
  • Hunminjeongeum (훈민정음)
  • Saryunohjip (사륜오집)
  • Jachitonggamhunui (자치통감훈의, 資治通鑑訓義)
  • Sejongsillok

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