Heonan of Silla

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Heonan of Silla
Revised RomanizationHeonan wang
McCune–ReischauerHŏnan wang
Birth name
Hangul김의정 or 김우정
Hanja金誼靖 or 金祐靖
Revised RomanizationGim Ui-jeong or Gim U-jeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Ŭijŏng or Kim Ujŏng

Heonan of Silla (died 861) (r. 857–861) was the 47th king of the Silla kingdom of Korea. He was the younger half-brother of King Sinmu. What little we know of his reign comes from the Samguk Sagi.

Following a famine in the year 859, he sent relief to the peasants and supported agriculture through the construction of irrigation works.

Being without a son, Heonan chose his relative Kim Eung-ryeom as his heir. After his death, Kim Eung-ryeom took the throne, becoming King Gyeongmun. His tomb in Gyeongju was known as the Gongjakji (공작지/孔雀趾).

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Heonan of Silla
 Died: 861
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Silla
Succeeded by