Mokjong of Goryeo

Mokjong of Goryeo
Hangul 목종
Hanja 穆宗
Revised Romanization Mokjong
McCune–Reischauer Mokchong
Birth name
Hangul 왕송
Hanja 王訟
Revised Romanization Wang Song
McCune–Reischauer Wang Song
Courtesy name
Hangul 효신
Hanja 孝伸
Revised Romanization Hyosin
McCune–Reischauer Hyosin

Mokjong of Goryeo (5 July 980 – 2 March 1009) (r. 997–1009) was the seventh ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea.


Mokjong is known for his reform of the Jeonsigwa (land-allotment system), and for a plot by his mother, Queen Honae and Kim Chi-yang to overthrow him. In the course of the turbulent events surrounding the plot, Mokjong was dethroned by general Gang Jo and sent into exile in Chungju. However, he was slain before he arrived there.[citation needed]

Mokjong's tomb was known as Gongneung, but its present location is not known.


  1. Queen Seonjeong of the Chungju Yu clan (선정왕후 유씨)
  2. Lady Yoseok of the Kim clan (요석택궁인 김씨)

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Mokjong of Goryeo
Born: 5 July 980 Died: 2 March 1009
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Goryeo
Succeeded by