Korea: Kings: 918-1274 - Archontology.org

Korea: Kings: 918-1274

Each ruler is recorded under the following protocol: temple name (myoho|廟號|묘호) || tabooed personal name (hwi||); posthumous name (si||). The courtesy name (ja||) is included where applicable. The years of bestowal or change are given in brackets.
Ruling House: Wang (|)
Gukwang [1]
25 Jul 918 - 4 Jul 943 Taejo (太祖 |태조) [943] || Wang Geon (王建|왕건)
courtesy name: Yakcheon (若天|약천)
posthumous name: Ung-un wonmyeong gwangryeol daejeong yedeok janghyo inyong yongryeol wimok sinseong daewang
   
4 Jul 943 - 23 Oct 945 Hyejong (惠宗|혜종) [945] || Wang Mu (王武|왕무)
courtesy name: Seunggeon (承乾|승건)
posthumous name: Indeok myeonghyo seonhyeon gopyeong gyeongheon uigong daewang
   
23 Oct 945 - 13 Apr 949 Jeongjong (定宗|정종) [949] || Wang Yo (王堯|왕요)
courtesy name: Cheonui (天義|천의)
posthumous name: Jideok janggyeong jeongsuk ryeong-in gan-gyeong jangwon munmyeong daewang
 
13 Apr 949 - 4 Jul 975 Gwangjong (光宗|광종) [975] || Wang So (王昭|왕소)
courtesy name: Ilhwa (日華|일화)
posthumous name: Hongdo seon-yeol pyeongse sukheon uihyo ganghye daeseong daewang
   
4 Jul 975 - 11 Aug 981 Gyeongjong (景宗|경종) [981] || Wang Ju (王伷|왕주) [abdicated shortly before his death which followed on 13 Aug 981]
courtesy name: Jangmin (長民|장민)
posthumous name: Jiin seongmok myeonghye sunhui jeonghyo gong-ui heonhwa daewang
   
11 Aug 981 - 29 Nov 997 Seongjong (成宗|성종) [997] || Wang Chi (王治|왕치) [abdicated shortly before his death]
courtesy name: Ongo (溫古|온고)
posthumous name: Gang-wi jangheon gwanghyo heonmyeong yangjeong mun-ui daewang
   
29 Nov 997 - 2 Mar 1009 Minjong (愍宗|민종) [1010], Mokjong (穆宗|목종) [1012] || Wang Song (王誦|왕송)
courtesy name: Hyosin (孝伸|효신)
posthumous name: Seonryeong daewang (changed to Hyosa wihye geuk-yeong jeonggong seon-yang daewang)
  nobility title (after deposition): Yangguk gong (讓國公|양국공s) [demoted to duke, 1009]
   
2 Mar 1009 - 17 Jun 1031 Hyeonjong (顯宗|현종) [1031] || Wang Sun (王詢|왕순)
courtesy name: Anse (安世|안세)
posthumous name: Daehyo deok-wi dalsa wonmun daewang
   
17 Jun 1031 - 31 Oct 1034 Deokjong (德宗|덕종) [1031?] || Wang Heum (王欽|왕흠)
courtesy name: Wollyang OR Wonryang (元良|원량)
posthumous name: Seon-go gangmyeong gwangjang gyeonggang daewang
   
31 Oct 1034 - 24 Jun 1046 Jeongjong (靖宗|정종) [1046] || Wang Hyeong (王亨|왕형)
courtesy name: Sinjo (申照|신조)
posthumous name: Honghyo yeongryeol mun-gyeong an-ui gangheon yonghye daewang
   
24 Jun 1046 - 2 Sep 1083 Munjong (文宗|문종) [1083] || Wang Seo (王緖|왕서), Wang Hwi (王徽|왕휘)
courtesy name: Chogyu (燭幽|촉유)
posthumous name: Jangseong gangjeong myeongdae inhyo daewang
   
2 Sep 1083 - 5 Dec 1083 Sunjong (順宗|순종) [1083] || Wang Hyo (王烋|왕효), Wang Hun (王勳|왕훈) [1054]
courtesy name: Uigong (義恭|의공)
posthumous name: Yeongmyeong jeongheon seonhye daewang
   
6 Dec 1083 - 17 Jun 1094 Seonjong (宣宗|선종) || Wang Jeung (王蒸|왕증), Wang Gi (王祁|왕기) [1066], Wang Un (王運|왕운) [c.1080]
courtesy name: Gyecheon (繼天|계천)
posthumous name: Anseong gwan-in hyeonsun sahyo daewang
   
17 Jun 1094 - 6 Nov 1095 Heonjong (獻宗|헌종) [1105] || Wang Uk (王昱|왕욱)
posthumous name: Hoesang Daewang (changed to Jeongbi gongsang daewang)
   
7 Nov 1095 - 10 Nov 1105 Sukjong (肅宗|숙종) [1105] || Wang Hui (王熙|왕희), Wang Ong (王顒|왕옹) [1101]
courtesy name: Cheonsang (天常|천상)
posthumous name: Munhye gangjeong myeonghyo daewang
   
10 Nov 1105 - 15 May 1122 Yejong (睿宗|예종) [1122] || Wang U (王俁|왕우)
courtesy name: Semin (世民|세민)
posthumous name: Myeongryeol jesun munhyo daewang
   
15 May 1122 - 10 Apr 1146 Injong (仁宗|인종) [1146] || Wang Gu (王構|왕구), Wang Hae (王楷|왕해) [1122?]
courtesy name: Inpyo (仁表|인표)
posthumous name: Geuk-an gonghyo daewang
   
10 Apr 1146 - 13 Oct 1170 Uijong (毅宗|의종) [1173] || Wang Cheol (王徹|왕철) [1131], Wang Hyeon (王晛|왕현) [1146?]
courtesy name: Ilseung (日升|일승)
posthumous name: Ganggwa janghyo daewang
   
13 Oct 1170 - 4 Nov 1197 Myeongjong (明宗|명종) [1202] || Wang Heun (王昕|왕흔), Wang Ho (王晧|왕호)
courtesy name: Jidan (之旦|지단)
posthumous name: Hwangmyeong gwanghyo daewang
   
4 Nov 1197 - 7 Feb 1204 Sinjong (神宗|신종) [1204] || Wang Min (王旼|왕민), Wang Tak (王晫|왕탁) [1197]
courtesy name: Jihwa (至華|지화)
posthumous name: Gyeonggong jeonghyo daewang
   
7 Feb 1204 - 30 Jan 1212 Jeongjong (貞宗|정종) [1237], Huijong (熙宗|희종) || Wang Yeon (王淵|왕연), Wang Teok (王悳|왕턱) [1200], Wang Yeong (王韺|왕영) [1204?]
courtesy name: Bulpi (不陂|불피)
posthumous name: Inmok seonghyo daewang
   
30 Jan 1212 - 26 Aug 1213 Gangjong (康宗|강종) || Wang Suk (王璹|왕숙) [1173], Wang Jeong (王貞|왕정) [1211], Wang O (王祦|왕오) [1212]
courtesy names: Beopju (法柱|법주), Daehwa (大華|대화)
posthumous name: Yecho munryeol danchong nyeongheon imo mokjeong wonhyo daewang
   
27 Aug 1213 - 21 Jul 1259 Gojong (高宗|고종) || Wang Jin (王瞋|왕진), Wang Cheol (王㬚|왕철) [1213?], Wang Jil (王晊|왕질) [1217]
courtesy names: Cheonu (天祐|천우), Daemyeong (大明|대명)
posthumous name: Chungheon anhyo daewang
   
1 Jun 1260 - 21 Jul 1269 Wonjong (元宗|원종) [1274] || Wang Jeon (王倎|왕전), Wang Sik (王𫌁|왕식) [1260] (The accession was delayed until his return to the capital of Goryeo from travel to the Mongolian court.)
courtesy name: Ilsin (日新|일신)
posthumous name: Chungyeong sunhyo daewang
   
21 Jul 1269 - 17 Dec 1269 Yeongjong (英宗|영종) || Wang Gan (王侃|왕간), Wang Chang (王淐|왕창) [1253]
   
17 Dec 1269 - 23 Jul 1274 Wonjong (元宗|원종) (x)

[1] tbd
[2] Adopts imperial style hwangje.
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