Gyeon Singeom

Gyeon Singeom
Hangul 견신검
Hanja 甄神劍
Revised Romanization Sin-geom
McCune–Reischauer Sin'gŏm

Gyeon Singeom (r. 935–936) was the second and final king of Hubaekje, one of the Later Three Kingdoms of Korea. He came to the throne after conspiring with his two brothers, Yanggeom and Yonggeom, to overthrow their father Gyeon Hwon and kill the anointed heir, their younger half-brother Geumgang.

The brothers placed Gyeon Hwon in prison, but he was able to escape. Gyeon Hwon led the Goryeo army against them in 936 AD at present-day Seonsan in Gumi city, destroying Singeom's army.

King Taejo of Goryeo deemed that the plot was the work of Singeom's brothers, and granted Singeom a noble title. Accounts vary as to whether Yanggeom and Yonggeom were sent into exile or slain.

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    Gyeon Singeom
    Died: 936
    Regnal titles
    Preceded by
    Gyeon Hwon
    King of Hubaekje
    Succeeded by
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