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Uijong of Goryeo
Hangul 의종
Hanja 毅宗
Revised Romanization Uijong
McCune–Reischauer Ŭijong

EmperorUijong of Goryeo (1127 - 1173, r. 1146-1170) was the 18th monarch of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea. He honored his advisors with many ceremonies but hated the warriors, often forcing them to participate in martial arts competitions for the entertainment of himself and the civil officials, as well as assigning them petty portions during land distributions. He also was often drunk, further angering the warriors. Finally, in the autumn of 1170, after constant discriminations, the rage of the military officials burst. Three warriors (Jeong Jung-bu,Yi Ui-bang, Yi Go, and others, started a military revolt, murdering the civil officials, deposing Emperor Uijong, and appointing a new Emperor in his place.

He was preceded by Injong and succeeded by Myeongjong.

Preceded by
Rulers of Korea
(Goryeo Dynasty)
Succeeded by


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