King Sukjong

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  • Born: 1661
  • Died: 1720
  • Reign: 1674-1720
  • Korean: 肅宗 (Sukjong)

King Sukjong was the 19th king of Joseon. He was the only son of King Hyeonjong and Queen Myeongseong.

Sukjong's 46-year reign was the second-longest of the Joseon period, exceeded only by his son King Yeongjo's reign of 51 years. Yeongjo's mother was Royal Noble Consort Sukbin.


  • Gallery labels, National Museum of Korea.[1]
Preceded by:
King Hyeonjong
King of Joseon
Succeeded by:
King Gyeongjong