Soseong of Silla

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Soseong of Silla
Hangul
소성왕
Hanja
昭聖王
Revised RomanizationSoseong Wang
McCune–ReischauerSosŏng Wang
Birth name
Hangul
김준옹
Hanja
金俊邕
Revised RomanizationGim Jun-ong
McCune–ReischauerKim Chunong

Soseong of Silla (died 800) (r. 798–800) was the 39th to rule the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the grandson of King Wonseong, his father Kim In-gyeom having died before he could take the throne. He married Lady Gyehwa, the daughter of the daeachan Suk-myeong.

Soseong died only nineteen months after taking the throne. This brought on a renewal of the succession strife which typified later Unified Silla.

Soseong of Silla, who was raised in the royal court before he ascended the throne, was given a royal rite in 789, and went to the Tang dynasty in 790. He was appointed to the Si-jung in October 791, but retired due to illness in August the following year. When Uncle Uiyoung died early in 794, he was proclaimed Crown Prince in the year 795. [1]

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  1. ^ "소성왕(昭聖王) - 한국민족문화대백과사전". encykorea.aks.ac.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-24.
Soseong of Silla
 Died: 800
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Wonseong
King of Silla
Silla
798–800
Succeeded by
Aejang