Silseong of Silla

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Silseong of Silla
Hangul 실성 마립간
Hanja 實聖 麻立干
Revised Romanization Silseong Maripgan
McCune–Reischauer Silsŏng Maripkan
Monarchs of Korea
Silla
(Pre-unification)
  1. Hyeokgeose 57 BCE – 4 CE
  2. Namhae 4–24
  3. Yuri 24–57
  4. Talhae 57–80
  5. Pasa 80–112
  6. Jima 112–134
  7. Ilseong 134–154
  8. Adalla 154–184
  9. Beolhyu 184–196
  10. Naehae 196–230
  11. Jobun 230–247
  12. Cheomhae 247–261
  13. Michu 262–284
  14. Yurye 284–298
  15. Girim 298–310
  16. Heulhae 310–356
  17. Naemul 356–402
  18. Silseong 402–417
  19. Nulji 417–458
  20. Jabi 458–479
  21. Soji 479–500
  22. Jijeung 500–514
  23. Beopheung 514–540
  24. Jinheung 540–576
  25. Jinji 576–579
  26. Jinpyeong 579–632
  27. Seondeok 632–647
  28. Jindeok 647–654
  29. Muyeol 654–661

Silseong of Silla (died 417) (r. 402–417), whose name is also given as Silju or Silgeum, was the 18th ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the son of the general (gakgan) Kim Daeseoji, who was the younger brother of King Michu. His title is given as Maripgan in the Samguk Yusa, and as Isageum in the Samguk Sagi.

As a child in 392, Silseong was sent to Goguryeo as a hostage. He did not return to Silla until 401. In the following year, the reigning King Naemul died. Because Naemul's sons were still young, the nobles of the kingdom placed Silseong on the throne.

After being crowned in 402, Silseong established an alliance with Wa and sent Naemul's son Kim Misaheun there as a hostage. In 412, he sent another son of Naemul, Kim Bokho, to Goguryeo as a hostage. He tried to kill another possible heir, Kim Nulji, but ended up dying himself.

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Silseong of Silla
Died: 417
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Naemul
King of Silla
402–417
Succeeded by
Nulji
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Naemul
— TITULAR —
King of Korea
402–417
Reason for succession failure:
Three Kingdoms of Korea
Succeeded by
Nulji