Uijong of Goryeo
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|Uijong of Goryeo|
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King Uijong of Goryeo (23 May 1127 – 7 November 1173) (r. 1146–1170) was the 18th monarch of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He honored his advisors with many ceremonies but hated the warriors, often forcing them to participate in martial arts competitions for the entertainment of himself and the civil officials, as well as assigning them petty portions during land distributions. He also was often drunk, further angering the warriors. Finally, in the autumn of 1170, after constant discriminations, the rage of the military officials burst. Three warriors (Jeong Jung-bu, Yi Ui-bang, Yi Go) and others, started a military revolt, murdering the civil officials, deposing King Uijong, and appointing a new king in his place.
- Father: King Injong (仁宗 인종)
- Mother: Queen Gongye of the Jangheung Im clan (恭睿王后 任氏 공예왕후 임씨, September 7, 1109 - November 1183)
- Consorts and their Respective Issue:
- Queen Janggyeong of the Kim clan (莊敬王后 金氏 장경왕후 김씨, dates unknown)
- Queen Jangseon of the Jiksan Choe clan (莊宣王后 崔氏 장선왕후 최씨, dates unknown) - No issue
- Palace Lady Mubi (宮人 無比 궁인 무비, dates unknown) - No issue(?)
- Known then as Dowager Queen Gongye (恭睿太后 공예태후).
- She is part of the Gaeseong Wang clan (開城王氏 개성왕씨), but since the royal family is also of the same clan lineage (she is the great-granddaughter of King Munjong on her father's side), she is officially declared as part of the Kim clan (金氏 김씨), which is her stepmother's clan. But once she became Queen Consort her true lineage was still recognized (History of Goryeo, Volume 17, Uijong's 3rd year, April 1152: "戊寅 王妃王氏生元子.").
- Daughter of Wang On (王溫 왕온), Lord Gangneung (江陵公 강릉공).
- His first name was Wang Hong (王泓 왕홍).
- Later married Wang Pyeong (王評 왕평).
- Later married Wang Bak (王璞 왕박).
- She's also known as Princess Sunhwa (順和宮主 순화궁주)
- Later married Wang Myeon (王沔 왕면).
- Daughter of Choe Dan (崔端 최단).
Uijong of GoryeoBorn: 23 May 1127 Died: 7 November 1173
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