|King of Goryeo|
|Reign||901 – 918|
|Successor||Taejo of Goryeo|
|Died||July 24, 918|
|Issue||Chunggwang, Shingwang, Sunbaek|
|House||House of Kim|
|Father||Heonan of Silla or Gyungmun of Silla|
Gung Ye (Korean: 궁예, hanja: 弓裔, 869? - 24 July 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).
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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.
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|Wikisource has original writing related to this article:|
- The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea through the Ages Vol. 1, The Editor Publishing Co., Seoul, 2005. ISBN 89-7105-544-8
| King of Goryeo Dynasty