List of monarchs of Korea

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Comment by Batia Shumer on July 30th, 2016 at 12:41 pm

There is a need to validate or correct the following information:

# Temple name Hangul Hanja Period of reign
1 Suro of Geumgwan Gaya 수로왕 首露王 (42-199)

It would imply living for 157 years.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on August 1st, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Thank you, Batia, for your feedback. Actually, Suro was the legendary founder and first king of Geumgwan Gaya. The story comes from the “Samguk Yusa” which is a collection of legends, folktales and historical accounts of the history of Korea. Suro is said to have descended from heaven in an egg, one of six princes born from eggs who became the leaders of six city-states that formed the Gaya Confederacy. Legend has it that they matured in 12 days. Thus, any dates relating to their birth can be taken as legendary rather than historical fact! A note to that effect will be added to the article. Thank you again for taking the time to make NWE a valuable information resource.

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