Taejong of Joseon


King Taejong of Joseon (r. 1400-1418) was the third ruler of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. Taejong was a driving force behind consolidating and strengthening the king’s power, and while he was an effective ruler, his violent means of winning and keeping power set a dangerous precedent in the politics of the Early Joseon Period.

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  • 13 Jun 1367 - 30 May 1422
    Life of King Taejong of Joseon.
  • 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.