Jeongjong, 3rd Monarch of Goryeo
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Jeongjong of Goryeo (923 – 13 April 949) (r. 945–949) was the third monarch of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He was the third son of King Taejo, the founder of the kingdom, and was born more than a decade before Goryeo was formally established. His mother was the daughter of a noble from the Chungju region, Yu Geung-dal.
Jeongjong rose to the throne after his half-brother King Hyejong, and set to reducing the power of various royal in-laws, including Wang Gyu and Pak Sul-hui. However, lacking the support of the Gaegyeong elites, he was unable to substantially strengthen the throne.
In 946, he spent 70,000 sacks of grain from the royal storehouses to support Buddhism in the country. In 947, he had the fortress of Pyongyang constructed as the country's Western Capital. He sought to move the capital from Gaegyeong to there, but was not successful.
|Monarchs of Korea
- Father: King Taejo (태조)
- Mother: Queen Sinmyeongsunseong (신명순성왕후)
- Queen Mungong (문공왕후)
- Queen Munseong (문성왕후)
- Lady Cheongjunamwon
- Prince Gyeongchunwon (경춘원군), 1st Son of Queen Munseong.
- Unknown Princess
Jeongjong, 3rd Monarch of GoryeoBorn: 923 Died: 13 April 949
|King of Goryeo