Gong clan of Qufu
|Gong clan of Qufu|
|Connected members||Gong Deok-gwi|
Gong clan of Qufu (Hangul: 곡부 공씨; Hanja: 曲阜 孔氏) is one of the Korean clans. Their Bon-gwan is in Qufu, Shandong in China, known as Confucius’s birthplace. According to the research held in 2000, the number of the Gong clan of Qufu was 74135, and one of their distant ancestors was Confucius.
In 1351, Kong Shao (孔紹, 1304-1381; known as 공소 [Gong So] in Korean), claimed to be one of the Duke Yansheng Kong Huan's (孔浣, 53rd generation descendant of Confucius) sons, entered and was naturalized in Goryeo as a fatherly master of Queen Noguk who had an marriage to an ordinary person planned by Gongmin of Goryeo as the Yuan dynasty’s Hanlin Academy. Kong Shao became a Menxia Shilang (hanja: 門下侍郎) and was granted lands in Changwon. Then he became a middle founder of Gong clan of Qufu.
- Korean clan names of foreign origin
- Family tree of Confucius in the main line of descent
- Duke Yansheng