Yongbi Eocheonga

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A 1447 edition of Yongbi Eocheonga, on display at the National Museum of Korea
  • Date: 1447
  • Korean: 龍飛御天歌 (Yongbi eocheonga)

Yongbi Eocheonga, or "Songs of Dragons Flying to Heaven," was the first book to be written in hangul. Published in 1447, it is an epic poem in 125 cantos, telling the narrative of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty as an event of divine providence.


  • Gallery labels, National Museum of Korea.[1]