Early Joseon Period Timeline

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  • 1392 - 1550
    Early Joseon Period in Korea.
  • 1392 - 1398
    Reign of King Taejo, founder of the Joseon Dynasty.
  • 1398
    Strife of the Princes in Korea; Taejo's sons fight to become their father's heir.
  • 1398 - 1400
    Reign of King Jeongjong of Joseon.
  • 1400
    The Second Strife of the Princes in Korea.
  • 1400 - 1418
    Reign of King Taejong of Joseon.
  • 1418 - 1450
    Reign of Sejong the Great.
  • 1419
    The Gihae Expansion, Tsushima comes under Joseon control.
  • 1420
    Sejong the Great creates the Hall of Worthies (Jiphyeonjeon) to act both as advisors to the king and as an academic research engine.
  • 1443
    The Japanese and Korean governments sign the Treaty of Kyehae which permits legitimate trade with the intention of weakening the wako pirates.
  • 1443
    Hangul, the Korean alphabet, is finalized by Sejong the Great.
  • 1450 - 1452
    Reign of King Munjong of Joseon.
  • 1452 - 1455
    Reign of King Danjong of Joseon.
  • 1455 - 1468
    Reign of King Sejo of Joseon.
  • 1494 - 1506
    Reign of King Yeonsangun of Joseon.
  • 1494
    The First Literati Purge of the Early Joseon Period.
  • 1506 - 1544
    Reign of King Jungjong of Joseon.
  • 1544 - 1545
    Reign of King Injong of Joseon.
  • 1545 - 1567
    Reign of King Myeongjong of Joseon.