Heongang of Silla (c.861–886) (r. 875–886) was the 49th to rule the Korean kingdom of Silla.

Heongang of Silla
Royal tomb of King Heongang.jpg
Tomb of King Heongang in Gyeongju
Korean name
Hangul
헌강왕
Hanja
憲康王
Revised RomanizationHeon-gang wang
McCune–ReischauerHŏn'gang wang
Birth name
Hangul
김정
Hanja
金晸
Revised RomanizationGim Jeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Chŏng

According to the Samguk Sagi, he excelled at civil affairs.[citation needed] Heongang was the eldest son of King Gyeongmun; his mother was Queen Munui.[citation needed] He had no legitimate heir, but did leave a son (later King Hyogong) by Lady Uimyeong.

In 879, Heongang was faced with the rebellion of a high official, his Ilgilchan Sin Hong.[citation needed] In 886, he sought to defuse domestic discontent with a decree of general forgiveness.[citation needed]

Heongang was buried to the northeast of Borisa temple in Gyeongju.[citation needed]

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Heongang of Silla
 Died: 886
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gyeongmun
King of Silla
Silla
875–886
Succeeded by
Jeonggang