Sejo of Joseon

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King of Joseon
세조 어진 초본.jpg
Reign1455 – 1468
PredecessorDanjong of Joseon
SuccessorYejong of Joseon
Born(1417-09-29)September 29, 1417
DiedSeptember 8, 1468(1468-09-08) (aged 50)
SpouseQueen Jeonghui
IssueCrown Prince Uigyeong of Joseon,[1]
Yejong of Joseon
HouseHouse of Yi
FatherSejong of Joseon
MotherQueen Soheon

Sejo of Joseon (Hangul: 조선 세조; September 29 1417 – September 8 1468) was the seventh king of the Joseon Dynasty. He was the second son of Sejong the Great.

In 1429 his peerage was Grand Prince Suyang. When his father died in 1450, his elder brother Munjong was crowned. Two years later Munjong died, and Munjong's son Danjong was crowned.

In 1455, he took the throne and became king of Joseon himself. Sejo's nephew Danjong was expelled. Danjong was then murdered in 1455.

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  1. father of Seongjong of Joseon, 9th king
  2. Sejo, King of Korea (1417-1468). "Life History and Sermon of Buddha Abstracted from Buddhist Scriptures". World Digital Library. Retrieved 23 May 2013.

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Preceded by
King Danjong
King of Joseon Dynasty
Succeeded by
King Yejong