Kim Ung-seo

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Kim Ung-seo
Chosŏn'gŭl 김응서
Hancha 金應瑞
Revised Romanization Gim Eungseo
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ŭngsŏ
Courtesy name
Chosŏn'gŭl 성보
Hancha 聖甫
Revised Romanization Seongbo
McCune–Reischauer Sŏngbo
Alternative name
Chosŏn'gŭl 김경서
Hancha 金景瑞
Revised Romanization Gim Gyeongseo
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kyŏngsŏ

Kim Ung-so (1564–1624) was a senior military officer in the Joseon dynasty. During the Imjin war, he was in charge of soldiers and horses in the Eastern Gyeongsang Province.[1]

During this war, he was ordered to proceed north with his troops and fight the Jurchens instead of the Japanese.[1] His army of 15,000 Koreans later joined the Chinese Commander Ma Gui and 24,000 Chinese soldiers in the Second Siege of Ulsan; the combined force failed to take the Japanese Castle.[2]

The house where he was born in Okto-ri, Ryonggang County, Nampo is considered one of the National Treasures of North Korea


  1. ^ a b 민덕기 (December 2009). 임진왜란기 조선의 북방 여진족에 대한 위기의식과 대응책 - ‘南倭北虜’란 측면에서 [The Joseon dynasty’s crisis awareness about and countermeasures to the Jurchen tribes of the north during the Imjin War period (facing against both the Japanese to the south and the Jurchens to the north)]. 한일관계사연구 제 (in Korean and English). 발행기관 : 한일관계사학회. 34. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Siege of Ulsan - Battles Fought between the Ming-Korea Alliance and Japanese Forces in the Ming Dyansty". Shanghai Xinhong Cultural Development Co.Ltd, one member of the Long River Foreign Exchange Foundation. 2007–2014. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.