Jwaji of Geumgwan Gaya

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Jwaji of Geumgwan Gaya
Hangul 좌지왕 also 김질왕 also 김토
Hanja 坐知王 also 金叱王 also 金吐
Revised Romanization Jwaji wang also Gimjil wang
McCune–Reischauer Chwaji wang also Kimjil wang

Jwaji of Geumgwan Gaya (died 421) (r. 407–421)[1] was the sixth ruler of Geumgwan Gaya, a Gaya state of ancient Korea. He was the son of King Ipum and Queen Jeongsin. He married Queen Boksu, who was the daughter of the high official (daeagan) Donyeong. She gave birth to the crown prince Chwihui.

The Samguk Yusa reports that he appointed the relatives of a favoured concubine to high office, and that this led to political trouble.[2] Furthermore, Silla took advantage of the kingdom's vulnerability and invaded. After the courtier Pak Won-to remonstrated with him, the king went to a fortuneteller, who read him an I Ching passage which indicated that he should destroy the heart of the problem. At that, he sent the concubine into exile and returned proper order to the court.

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  1. ^ Ilyeon gives these dates, which are widely accepted. However, he also provides the alternate dates 389-404.
  2. ^ Il-yeon: Samguk Yusa: Legends and History of the Three Kingdoms of Ancient Korea, translated by Tae-Hung Ha and Grafton K. Mintz. Book Two, page 149f. Silk Pagoda (2006). ISBN 1-59654-348-5
Preceded by
King of Geumgwan Gaya
Succeeded by