Mokjong of Goryeo

Mokjong of Goryeo
Hangul
목종
Hanja
穆宗
Revised RomanizationMokjong
McCune–ReischauerMokchong
Birth name
Hangul
왕송
Hanja
王訟
Revised RomanizationWang Song
McCune–ReischauerWang Song
Courtesy name
Hangul
효신
Hanja
孝伸
Revised RomanizationHyosin
McCune–ReischauerHyosin

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

Reign[]

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.

Family[]

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

Popular culture[]

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Mokjong of Goryeo
Born: 5 July 980 Died: 2 March 1009
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Seongjong
King of Goryeo
997–1009
Succeeded by
Hyeonjong