Gyeongae of Silla (died 927) (r. 924–927) was the 55th ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla.

Gyeongae of Silla
신라 경애왕
King of Silla
Reign924 – 927
Coronation924
PredecessorGyeongmyeong of Silla
SuccessorGyeongsun of Silla
Born858
Unified Silla
Died927 (aged 68–69)
Unified Silla
IssueGrand Prince Geumseong
Grand Prince Gyerim
HouseHouse of Park
FatherSindeok of Silla
MotherQueen Uiseong
ReligionBuddhism


Gyeongae of Silla
Hangul
경애왕
Hanja
景哀王
Revised RomanizationGyeongae wang
McCune–ReischauerKyŏngae wang
Birth name
Hangul
박위응
Hanja
朴魏膺
Revised RomanizationBak Wi-eung
McCune–ReischauerPak Wiŭng

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BiographyEdit

He was the son of King Sindeok by Queen Uiseong, and was the younger brother of King Gyeongmyeong, who preceded him to the throne.

Gyeongae ascended the Silla throne in the midst of the Later Three Kingdoms period, and thus ruled over only a small portion of what had once been Unified Silla. In the end, even that last small portion was overwhelmed by Hubaekje forces under Gyeon Hwon.

When Gyeon Hwon's army sacked Gyeongju in 927, they found Gyeongae partying at the Poseokjeong pavilion. The king killed himself rather than surrender. Gyeon Hwon set Gyeongsun on the throne in his stead, and returned to the west.

King Gyeongae was buried on Namsan. His tomb is called "Haemongnyeong."

FamilyEdit

  1. Unnamed wife
    1. Park Gyo-sun, Grand Prince Geumseong (박교순 금성대군)
    2. Park Sun-hyeon, Grand Prince Gyerim (박순현 계림대군)

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Gyeongae of Silla
 Died: 927
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gyeongmyeong
King of Silla
Silla
924–927
Succeeded by
Gyeongsun