Namhae of Silla

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Namhae
King of Silla
Reign4 – 24
PredecessorHyeokgeose
SuccessorYuri
SpouseLady Unje
DynastySilla Dynasty
FatherHyeokgeose
MotherLady Aryeong
Namhae of Silla
Hangul남해차차웅
Hanja南解次次雄
Revised RomanizationNamhae Chachaung
McCune–ReischauerNamhae Ch'ach'aung

Namhae of Silla (?–24, r. 4–24 CE) was the second King of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. He is commonly called Namhae Chachaung, chachaung being an early Silla title.

Namhae is the only king who is called Chachaung. According to the Samguk Sagi, Kim Dae-Mun explained that the title "Chachaung" meant a shaman in Old Korean.

Background[edit]

He was the eldest son of Park Hyeokgeose, Silla's founder, and Lady Aryeong. His surname was Park, and his wife was Lady Unje (Hangul:운제 Hanja:雲帝).

Reign[edit]

His reign was characterised by a series of foreign invasions. In 4, the Nangnang army surrounded Geumseong, the Sillan capital, but was repelled.

The Wa of Japan invaded Silla in 14, and while Silla stopped them, Nangnang invaded again. A comet shower was said to have scared the Nangnang soldiers, however, and they retreated.

He was buried in Sareung-won.

Family[edit]

Family tree[edit]

Park사소부인
Saso
혁거세 거서간
Hyeokgeose
알영부인
Aryeong
남해 차차웅
Namhae

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Namhae of Silla
 Died: 24
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Hyeokgeose
Ruler of Silla
4–24
Succeeded by
Yuri