Sinjong of Goryeo

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Sinjong of Goryeo
Hangul 신종
Hanja 神宗
Revised Romanization Sinjong
McCune–Reischauer Sinjong
Birth name
Hangul 왕탁
Hanja 王晫
Revised Romanization Wang Tak
McCune–Reischauer Wang T'ak
Posthumous name
Hangul 정효
Hanja 靖孝
Revised Romanization Jeonghyo
McCune–Reischauer Chŏnghyo
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

King Sinjong of Goryeo (11 August 1144 – 15 February 1204, r. 1197–1204) was the twentieth monarch of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. The fifth son of King Injong, Sinjong took the throne after his brother King Myeongjong was sent into exile by Choe Chungheon.

He was wise, but like his brother before him had no true power, which was in the hands of Choe Chungheon (this marked the beginning of the Choe family's military rule). Sinjong also witnessed the kin strife of the Choe family and soon after became ill, abdicating in favor of his son King Huijong.[1]

See also[edit]

Family[edit]

  • Father : King Injong of Goryeo (29 October 1109 – 10 April 1146) (고려 인종)
    • Grandfather : King Yejong of Goryeo (11 February 1079 – 15 May 1122) (고려 예종)
    • Grandmother : Queen Sundeok of the Incheon Lee clan (? - 5 September 1118) (순덕왕후 이씨)
  • Mother : Queen Gongye of the Jangheung Im clan (7 September 1109 - 1183) (공예왕후 임씨)
    • Grandfather : Im Won-Hu (1089 - 1156) (임원후)

Consorts :

  1. Queen Seonjeong of the Kaesong Wang clan (? - 1222) (선정왕후 왕씨)
    1. King Huijong of Goryeo (21 June 1181 - 31 August 1237) (고려 희종)
    2. Wang Seo, Prince Yangyang (왕서 양양공)
    3. Princess Hyohoe (1183 - 1199) (효회공주)
    4. Princess Gyeongnyeong (경녕궁주)

References[edit]

  1. ^ It is said that he begged Choe Chungheon to allow his son to rule and not to destroy the Goryeo dynasty.
Sinjong of Goryeo
Born: 11 August 1144 Died: 15 February 1204
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Myeongjong
King of Goryeo
1197–1204
Succeeded by
Huijong