On Dal

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On Dal
Prince Consort of Goguryeo
statue of On Dal & Princess Pyeonggang at the Achasanseong fortress entrance
Kingdom of Goguryeo
WifePrincess Pyeonggang
HouseGeumgu On[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationOndal

On Dal (died 590), commonly referred to by Koreans as "On Dal the Brave" (yong-gamhan ondal (용감한 온달)), was a Goguryeo General and the husband of Princess Pyeonggang.

A legend tells that he was unusually tall, his face was handsome, and he had a good heart. His family was poor, so he begged for his mother. Though of middle-class origin, he later married King Pyeongwon of Goguryeo's daughter Princess Pyeonggang and then become a general.[2] He died bravely leading the Goguryeo garrison in 590 at Achasanseong Fortress during a battle against the Silla army.

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  1. ^ On Dal was the founder of Geumgu On clan (금구 온씨, 金溝 溫氏).
  2. ^ "온달(溫達)". Encyclopedia of Korean Culture. Retrieved 30 May 2020.