Goguryeo

Ancient Korean kingdom (c.277 BC–668 AD)

Goguryeo is a dynasty of ancient Korea which was begun by Jumong (주몽朱蒙) in 37 BC. It was started in the area near the Dongga River, a branch of the Abrok River.[1] Jolbon was the capital city founded by Jumong.[2]

Map of Goguryeo

The legend of the nation's birth is that Jumong was born out of an egg and brought up by King Geumwa (금와왕) of East Buyeo. The name, Jumong, means a person who is good at archery. Because of his archery skills, Prince Daeso (대소왕자) envied him. So, Jumong felt death threats and decided to escape from East Buyeo with three friends. He went to Jolbon Buyeo and married Sosuno (소서노) who was the princess of the nation. Jumong succeeded the king and changed the nation's name to Goguryeo after his surname.

Since the first king, King Dongmyeong (동명성왕), Goguryeo had been invaded by several enemies such as the Chinese Han Dynasty, and Xianbei. But, by 11th king's reign, Goguryeo had succeeded in taking control over Liadong. Until the 24th king's period, it had had its golden age, expanding the range of the nation and driving away all the attacks from outside. The most famous king was King Gwanggaeto the Great (광개토대왕).

However, when it was under the control of 27th king, Youngryou (영류왕), Goguryeo was becoming a vassal of the Tang Dynasty. Because of this, the king was killed by Yoen Gaesomoon (연개소문) and a new king, Bojang (보장왕) succeeded. After Yoen Gaesomoon died, the people did not cooperate with the nation well and while its control got weak, it was destroyed by the allied forces of Tang and Silla.

The Goguryeoan slave girl Yusu tried to poisoned Guo Zhengyi, a Tang dynasty official, after she was taken as a slave by him during the Tangn dynasty conquest, but she was caught along with another Goguryeoan and executed.[3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. "Goguryeo. Proud History of Korea". www.mygoguryeo.net. Archived from the original on 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  2. Madrolle, Claudius. (1912). Northern China, the Valley of the Blue River, p. 422.
  3. Li, Fang (2005). Taiping Guangji; A Collection of Ancient Novels in China; The Volume of Personalities (Vol. 165 – 196): 太平广记之人品各卷. Vol. 6 of Taiping Guangji 太平广记}url=https://books.google.com/books?id=ShqIDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT159&lpg=PT159&dq=%22guo+zhengyi+%22+%22yusu%22&source=bl&ots=jziBNZ3hC4&sig=ACfU3U2PfageuyaLwMu93_ygVrNTaOTWFQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiapK353rb-AhVVD1kFHc-jBasQ6AF6BAgIEAM. DeepLogic.
  4. "The criminal nemesis of the Tang dynasty-"bad guys" who are good at catching thieves and will catch stolen goods. What job is it?". DayDayNews. 2019-09-05.
  5. "The character modeling of "Datang Di Gong's Case" was complained. Is this a Korean drama?". min.news. 2023-04-20.
  6. Feng, Lijun (2022-09-06). "Silla Dynasty - Silla Slave Past". laitimes.
  7. "The character modeling of "Datang Di Gong"s Case" was complained. Is this a Korean drama?". Luju Bar. 2022-02-02.[permanent dead link]