Munseong of Silla

Munseong of Silla (died 857) (reigned 839–857) was the 46th ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the eldest son of King Sinmu and Lady Jeonggye.

Munseong of Silla
Hangul
문성왕
Hanja
文聖王
Revised RomanizationMunseong wang
McCune–ReischauerMunsŏng wang
Birth name
Hangul
김경응
Hanja
金慶膺
Revised RomanizationGim Gyeong-eung
McCune–ReischauerKim Kyŏngŭng

Munseong's reign was typical of late Unified Silla, with rampant strife and uprisings. Examples include the 841 rebellion of Hong Pil, the 846 rebellion of Jang Bogo (after he failed to marry his daughter into the royal line), as well as the treason of Kim Sik in 849.

The earlier part of his reign was marked by relatively active trade and commerce with both Japan and Tang China. This was due to Jang Bogo's role in securing the major shipping routes.

Upon his death in 857, King Munseong was buried in the Gongjakji tomb precinct in Gyeongju. He was succeeded by his uncle Heonan.

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    Munseong of Silla
     Died: 857
    Regnal titles
    Preceded by
    Sinmu
    King of Silla
    Silla
    839–857
    Succeeded by
    Heonan
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