Seonjong of Goryeo

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Seonjong of Goryeo
Hangul 선종
Hanja 宣宗
Revised Romanization Seonjong
McCune–Reischauer Sŏnjong
Birth name
Hangul 왕운
Hanja 王運
Revised Romanization Wang Un
McCune–Reischauer Wang Un
Courtesy name
Hangul 계천
Hanja 繼天
Revised Romanization Gyecheon
McCune–Reischauer Kyech'ŏn
Monarchs of Korea
Goryeo
  1. Taejo 918–943
  2. Hyejong 943–945
  3. Jeongjong 945–949
  4. Gwangjong 949–975
  5. Gyeongjong 975–981
  6. Seongjong 981–997
  7. Mokjong 997–1009
  8. Hyeonjong 1009–1031
  9. Deokjong 1031–1034
  10. Jeongjong II 1034–1046
  11. Munjong 1046–1083
  12. Sunjong 1083
  13. Seonjong 1083–1094
  14. Heonjong 1094–1095
  15. Sukjong 1095–1105
  16. Yejong 1105–1122
  17. Injong 1122–1146
  18. Uijong 1146–1170
  19. Myeongjong 1170–1197
  20. Sinjong 1197–1204
  21. Huijong 1204–1211
  22. Gangjong 1211–1213
  23. Gojong 1213–1259
  24. Wonjong 1259–1269
  25. Yeongjong1269
  26. Wonjong 1269–1274
  27. Chungnyeol 1274–1308
  28. Chungseon 1308–1313
  29. Chungsuk 1313–1330
    1332–1339
  30. Chunghye 1330–1332
    1339–1344
  31. Chungmok 1344–1348
  32. Chungjeong 1348–1351
  33. Gongmin 1351–1374
  34. U 1374–1388
  35. Chang 1388–1389
  36. Gongyang 1389–1392

Seonjong of Goryeo (9 October 1049 – 17 June 1094) (r. 1083–1094) was the 13th king of Goryeo. He's the second son of Empress Inye and born in September, 1049. He was sealed as marquis of Gukwon (國原侯) in March, 1056. Harmony of Confucism and Buddhism made his political statue very stable. Also he propelled broad-range trade among Song, Jurchens, Liao dynasty of Khitans, and Japan.

During his period, Buddhism in Korea grew a lot. His brother Uicheon brought 1,000 scriptures from Song and bought 4,000 scriptures from Liao, Song, and Japan. Furthermore, Seonjong founded many pagodas for Buddhist temples and presented clothing for soldiers guarding the borders. Even when bedridden due to an illness in 1092, he calmly accepted his nearing death on lieu of Buddhist virtues.[1]

Family[edit]

    • King (father): Munjong(1019~1083) (reign 1046~1083)
    • Queen Jungsinhyun (?~1092)
      • Empress Kyunghwa
    • Empress Sasuk
      • Son: Heonjong
      • Unknown princess
      • Suantaekju
      • Princess Wonsin
      • Son: Marquis of Hansan
      • Unknown prince
      • Unknown prince

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 삼국유사
Seonjong of Goryeo
Born: 9 October 1049 Died: 17 June 1094
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sunjong
King of Goryeo
1083–1094
Succeeded by
Heonjong
Korean royalty
New creation Marquis of Gukwon
1056–1083
Merged in the Crown