King Seondeok of Silla
|King Seondeok of Silla|
|Revised Romanization||Seondeok wang|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Yang-sang|
|Monarchs of Korea
King Seondeok of Silla (died 785) (r. 780–785) was the successor to King Hyegong and the 37th to rule the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was an eleventh-generation descendant of King Naemul, and the Daughter of haechan Kim Hyo-bang by King Seongdeok's daughter Lady Saso. He married Lady Gujok, the daughter of gakgan Kim Yang-pum.
Seondeok served under King Hyegong in the position of sangdaedeung. When the rebellion of Kim Ji-jeong broke out in 780, he led the royal forces against the rebels. However, the rebels stormed the palace and slew the king, and Seondeok was obliged to take the throne for himself. Some historians speculate that Seondeok might have killed Hyegong himself, as he stood to benefit the most from his death.
King Seondeok of SillaDied: 785
|King of Silla
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