Gung Ye

king of the short-lived Hugoguryeo on the Korean peninsula

Gung Ye (Hangul: 궁예; Hanja: 弓裔, 869? – 24 July 918) was the king of the Hugoguryeo kingdom. He was a Silla noble. His family name was Kim (Template:Ko-hrrm), but was changed to Gung (Template:Ko-hrrm).

Gung Ye
King of Goryeo
Reign901 – 918
SuccessorTaejo of Goryeo
Died(918-07-24)July 24, 918
SpouseQueen Shincheon Kang
IssueChunggwang, Shingwang, Sunbaek
HouseHouse of Kim
FatherHeonan of Silla or Gyungmun of Silla
MotherLady JAng

Life change

He was the illegitimate child of King Heonan of Silla or Gyeongmun of Silla. Later, around 880 he lost in the Silla royal family's war of succession. Gung Ye disappeared in the north. In 900, he started a country called Goryeo.

References change

  • The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea through the Ages Vol. 1, The Editor Publishing Co., Seoul, 2005. ISBN 89-7105-544-8
Gung Ye
Born: c. 869 Died: 918
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Taebong
Succeeded by
as King of Goryeo
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
King of Goguryeo
Goguryeo claimant
Reason for succession failure:
Later Three Kingdoms
Succeeded by