Heonan of Silla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Heonan of Silla
Hangul 헌안왕
Hanja 憲安王
Revised Romanization Heonan wang
McCune–Reischauer Hŏnan wang
Birth name
Hangul 김의정 or 김우정
Hanja 金誼靖 or 金祐靖
Revised Romanization Gim Ui-jeong or Gim U-jeong
McCune–Reischauer Kim 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).

See also[edit]


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