Gung Ye

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Gung Ye
King of Goryeo
Reign 901 – 918
Coronation 901
Born 850
Died June 14, 918
Predecessor -
Successor Taejo of Goryeo
Consort Queen Shincheon Kang
Children Chunggwang, Shingwang, Sunbaek
Father Heonan of Silla or Gyungmun of Silla
Mother Lady JAng

Gung Ye (Korean: 궁예, hanja: 弓裔, 850? - 14 June 918) was the Korean Goryeo Dynasty's first King. He was a Silla noble. His family name was Kim (김, 金), but was changed to Gung (궁, 弓). His first name was Seonjong (선종, 善宗).

Life[change | edit source]

He was the illegitimate child of King Heonan of Silla or Gyungmun of Silla. Later, around 880 he lost in the Silla royal family's war of succession. Gung Ye disappeared in the north. In 900, he started a country called Goryeo.

References[change | edit source]

  • The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea through the Ages Vol. 1, The Editor Publishing Co., Seoul, 2005. ISBN 89-7105-544-8
Preceded by
(first)
King of Goryeo Dynasty
901-918
Succeeded by
King Wanggun