Goryeo: Heads of State: 936-1393

Each ruler is recorded under the personal name and the dates of the reign; the other entries follow the definitions in the Notes.
Goryeo gukwang
? ? 936 - 4 Jul 943 Wang Geon [1]
style name: Yakcheon
temple name: Taejo
posthumous name: Ung-un wonmyeong gwangryeol daejeong yedeok janghyo inyong yongryeol wimok sinseong daewang
4 Jul 943 - 23 Oct 945 Wang Mu
style name: Seunggeon
temple name: Hyejong
posthumous name: Indeok myeonghyo seonhyeon gopyeong gyeongheon uigong daewang
23 Oct 945 - 13 Apr 949 Wang Yo
style name: Cheon-ui
temple name: Jeongjong
posthumous name: Jideok janggyeong jeongsuk ryeong-in gan-gyeong jangwon munmyeong daewang
Hwangje
13 Apr 949 - 4 Jul 975 Wang So
style name: Ilhwa
temple name: Gwangjong
posthumous name: Hongdo seon-yeol pyeongse sukheon uihyo ganghye daeseong daewang
era name: ? ? 950 - ? ? 952 Gwangdeok
era name: ? ? 960 - ? ? 962 Junpung
4 Jul 975 - 13 Aug 981 Wang Ju
style name: Jangmin
temple name: Gyeongjong
posthumous name: Jiin seongmok myeonghye sunhui jeonghyo gong-ui heonhwa daewang
13 Aug 981 - 29 Nov 997 Wang Chi
style name: On-go
temple name: Seongjong
posthumous name: Gang-wi jangheon gwanghyo heonmyeong yangjeong mun-ui daewang
29 Nov 997 - 1 Mar 1009 Wang Song
style name: Hyosin
temple name: Minjong (changed to Mokjong)
posthumous name: Seonryeong daewang (changed to Hyosa wihye geuk-yeong jeonggong seon-yang daewang)
2 Mar 1009 - 17 Jun 1031 Wang Sun
style name: Anse
temple name: Hyeonjong
posthumous name: Daehyo deok-wi dalsa wonmun daewang
17 Jun 1031 - 2 Sep 1034 Wang Heum
style name: Wonryang
temple name: Deokjong
posthumous name: Seon-go gangmyeong gwangjang gyeonggang daewang
2 Sep 1034 - 24 Jun 1046 Wang Hyeong
style name: Sinjo
temple name: Jeongjong
posthumous name: Honghyo yeongryeol mun-gyeong an-ui gangheon yonghye daewang
24 Jun 1046 - 3 Sep 1083 Wang Se (changed to Wang Hwi)
style name: Chok-yu
temple name: Munjong
posthumous name: Jangseong gangjeong myeongdae inhyo daewang
4 Sep 1083 - 5 Dec 1083 Wang Hyo (changed to Wang Hun)
style name: Uigong
temple name: Sunjong
posthumous name: Yeongmyeong jeongheon seonhye daewang
6 Dec 1083 - 17 Jun 1094 Wang Jeung (changed to Wang Gi and then to Wang Un)
style name: Gyecheon
temple name: Seonjong
posthumous name: Anseong gwan-in hyeonsun sahyo daewang
17 Jun 1094 - 6 Nov 1095 Wang Uk
temple name: Heonjong
posthumous name: Hoesang Daewang (changed to Jeongbi gongsang daewang)
6 Nov 1095 - 10 Nov 1105 Wang Hui (18 Apr 1101 changed to Wang Ong)
temple name: Sukjong
posthumous name: Munhye gangjeong myeonghyo daewang
10 Nov 1105 - 15 May 1122 Wang U
style name: Semin
temple name: Yejong
posthumous name: Myeongryeol jesun munhyo daewang
15 May 1122 - 10 Apr 1146 Wang Gu (changed to Wang Hae)
style name: Inpyo, Inmi
temple name: Injong
posthumous name: Geuk-an gonghyo daewang
10 Apr 1146 - 13 Oct 1170 Wang Cheol (changed to Wang Hyeon)
style name: Ilseung
temple name: Uijong
posthumous name: Ganggwa janghyo daewang
13 Oct 1170 - 4 Nov 1197 Wang Heun (changed to Wang Ho)
style name: Jidan
temple name: Myeongjong
posthumous name: Hwangmyeong gwanghyo daewang
4 Nov 1197 - 1 Feb 1204 Wang Min (changed to Wang Tak)
style name: Jihwa
temple name: Sinjong
posthumous name: Gyeonggong jeonghyo daewang
1 Feb 1204 - 30 Jan 1212 Wang Deok (changed to Wang Yeon)
style name: Bulpi
temple name: Jeongjong (changed to Huijong)
posthumous name: Inmok seonghyo daewang
30 Jan 1212 - 25 Aug 1213 Wang O
name before accession: Wang ? (changed to Wang Suk and then to Wang Jeong)
style name: Daehwa, Beopju
temple name: Gangjong
posthumous name: Yecho munryeol danchong nyeongheon imo mokjeong wonhyo daewang
2 Sep 1213 - 21 Jul 1259 Wang Jin (chaged to Wang Ji and then to Wang Cheol)
style name: Daemyeong, Cheon-u
temple name: Gojong
posthumous name: Chungheon anhyo daewang
Goryeo gukwang (from 1260)
21 Jul 1259 - 22 Jul 1269 Wang Jeon (? Jun 1261 changed to Wang Sik)
style name: Ilsin
22 Jul 1269 - ? Dec 1269 Wang Chang
name before accession: Wang Gan
temple name: Yeongjong
? Dec 1269 - 23 Jul 1274 Wang Sik (x)
style name: Ilsin
temple name: Wonjong
posthumous name: Chungyeong sunhyo daewang
23 Jul 1274 - 28 Feb 1298 Wang Sim (? Nov 1278 changed to Wang Chun and ? Jan 1294 to Wang Ji)
2 Mar 1298 - ? Aug 1298 Wang Won (changed to Wang Jang)
style name: Jung-ang
Mongolian name: Ijir buqa
? Aug 1298 - 30 Jul 1308 Wang Ji (x)
posthumous name: Chungryeol wang
30 Jul 1308 - 20 Apr 1313 Wang Jang (x)
style name: Jung-ang
Mongolian anme: Ijir buqa
posthumous name: Chungseon seonhyo gongmin wang
20 Apr 1313 - 18 Feb 1330 Wang Do (changed to Wang Man)
style name: Uihyo
Mongolian name: Aratnaširi
18 Feb 1330 - 30 Jan 1332 Wang Jeong
Mongolian name: Putaširi
30 Jan 1332 - 30 Apr 1339 Wang Man (x)
style name: Uihyo
Mongolian name: Aratnaširi
posthumous name: Chungsuk uihyo gongmin wang
30 Apr 1339 - 7 Jan 1344 Wang Jeong (x)
Mongolian name: Putaširi
posthumous name: Heonhyo daewang (changed to Chunghye wang)
7 Jan 1344 - 25 Dec 1348 Wang Heun
Mongolian name: Badma dorji
posthumous name: Hyeonhyo daewang (changed to Chungmok wang)
25 Dec 1348 - 26 Oct 1351 Wang Jeo
Mongolian name: Čösgam dorji
posthumous name: Chungjeong wang
26 Oct 1351 - 27 Oct 1374 Wang Gi (changed to Wang Jeon) [2][3]
Mongolian name: Bayan Temür
posthumous name: Gongmin inmun uimu yongji myeonryeol gyeonghyo daewang
27 Oct 1374 - ? ? 1388 Wang U
? ? 1388 - 2 Dec 1389 Wang Chang
2 Dec 1389 - 31 Jul 1392 Wang Yo
posthumous name: Gongyang wang
5 Aug 1392 - 27 Mar 1393 I Seonggye [4]
style name: Junggyeol

[1] 15 Jun 918 - ? ? 936 in Taebong
[2] Adopts imperial style hwangje.
[3] 18 Dec 1362 - ? ? 1363 Wang ? (in dissidence)
  Mongolian name: Taš Temür
  known by his princely style: Deokheung-gun
[4] Continues in Joseon.
Last updated on: 26 Sep 2011 09:40:53