Song Si-yeol

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Song.
Song Si-yeol
송시열 초상.jpg
Korean name
Revised Romanization Song Si-yeol
McCune–Reischauer Song Si-yŏl
Pen name
Hangul , , , ,
Hanja , , , ,
Revised Romanization U-am, U-jae, Kyosannobu, Namganrosoo, Hwayangdongjoo
McCune–Reischauer U-am, U-jae, Kyosannobu, Namgannosu, Hwayangdongju
Courtesy name
Hangul , ,
Hanja , ,
Revised Romanization Yeongbo, Sungrae, Sungrwoi
McCune–Reischauer Yeongbo, Soengrae, Seongrwoi
Posthumous name
Revised Romanization Munjeong
McCune–Reischauer Munjŏng

Song Si-yeol (Korean: 송시열, Hanja: 宋時烈, 30 December 1607 - 19 July 1689), also known by his pennames U-am (우암) and U-jae (우재) or by the honorific Songja (Korean: 송자, Hanja: 宋子), was a Joseon statesman and a Neo-Confucian scholar and philosopher. Born in Okcheon, North Chungcheong, he was known for his concern with the problems of the common people. He served in governmental service for more than fifty years, and his name features over 3,000 times in the Annals of Joseon Dynasty, the greatest frequency that any individual is mentioned. He was executed by the royal court for writing an inflammatory letter to the king. There is a monument to him in his hometown. He is also known as the calligrapher who inscribed an epitaph (Chungyeolmyobi Takboncheop) in dedication of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, which is preserved at the Chungyeolsa Shrine (historical site No. 236).


  • Uamjip (우암집, 尤庵集)
  • UamSeonsanghoojip (우암선생후집, 尤菴先生後集)
  • Uamyugo (우암유고, 尤菴遺稿)
  • Joojadaejeon (주자대전잡억)
  • Songseoseupyu (송서습유, 宋書拾遺)
  • Songseosokseupyu (송서속습유, 宋書續拾遺)
  • Joojadaejeonchaui (주자대전차의, 朱子大全箚疑)
  • Jeongseobunryu (정서분류, 程書分類)
  • Joojauhryusobun (주자어류소분, 朱子語類小分)
  • Nonmaengmunuitonggo (논맹문의통고, 論孟問義通攷)
  • Shimgyungseokui (심경석의, 心經釋義)
  • Shambangchwalyo (삼방촬요, 三方撮要)
  • Songjadaejeon (송자대전, 宋子大全)
  • Jangreungjimun (장릉지문, 長陵誌文)
  • Youngreungjimun (영릉지문, 寧陵誌文)
  • Songjungilmyojimyung (송준길묘지명)
  • Sagyeseonsaenghangjang (사계선생행장, 沙溪先生行狀)


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