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Munjong of Goryeo
Hangul 문종
Hanja 文宗
Revised Romanization Munjong
McCune–Reischauer Munjong
Birth name
Revised Romanization Hwi
McCune–Reischauer Hwi
Courtesy name
Hangul 촉유
Hanja 燭幽
Revised Romanization Chogyu
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ogyu

Munjong was the 11th monarch of the Goryeo that ruled Korea from 1046 to 1083.

Emperor Munjong was born in 1019 and reigned from 1046 until his death in 1083. [1] During his reign, the central government of Goryeo gained complete authority and power over local lords. Munjong and later emperors emphasized the importance of civilian leadership over the military. Munjong expanded Korea's borders northward to the Yalu and Tumen rivers [2].

Munjong's fourth son, Uicheon (born 1055 [3]), became a Buddhist priest who founded the Cheontae as an independent school of Buddhism.


  • Eckert, Lee, Lew, Robinson and Wagner, Korea Old and New: A History, Harvard University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-9627713-0-9
Preceded by
Rulers of Korea
(Goryeo Dynasty)
Succeeded by


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