Park Yeong-hyo

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Park Yeong-hyo
Park Yeong-hyo
Hangul 박영효
Revised Romanization Bak Yeong-hyo
McCune–Reischauer Pak Yŏng-hyo
Pen name
Hangul 춘고 or 현현거사
Hanja or
Revised Romanization Chun-go or Hyeonhyeon-geosa
McCune–Reischauer Ch'un-ko or Hyǒnhyǒn-kǒsa
Courtesy name
Hangul 자순
Revised Romanization Jasun
McCune–Reischauer Chasun
Japanese name:
Yamasaki Eiharu

Park Yeong-hyo (korean:박영효, 1861 - September 21, 1939) was a Korean Joseon Dynasty politician, enlightenment activist, diplomat and, during the Japanese Colonial Period in Korea a pro-Japanese activist. Park was one of the organizers of the Gapsin coup of 1884, in which progressive political elements attempted to overthrow the Korean government. His courtesy name was Chungo, Hyeonhyeongeosa, and he later held the title of Count of Geumryung.

Early life[edit]

Park was married to the Princess Yeonghye(영혜공주 ; 永惠翁主), the illegitimate daughter of king Cheoljong, the twenty-fifth king of the Joseon Dynasty.

In 1882, he is credited with creating the first Korean Flag Taegeukgi(태극기;太極旗).[1]

Gapsin Coup[edit]

Park was a leader during the 1884 Gapsin Coup that attempted to overthrow the Korean government and institute Western-style reforms. The coup attempt lasted only three days before its repression by Chinese troops.

Prime Minister[edit]

Park served briefly as Prime Minister in 1895.


  • Sahwa giryak(사화기략, 使和記略)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Park Yeong-hyo:Korean historical person information (Korean)

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