Unified Silla Kingdom Timeline

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  • 57 BCE - 918 CE
    The Silla Kingdom rules in Korea, first as one of the Three Kingdoms and then alone from 668 CE.
  • 668 CE - 935 CE
    Unified Silla Kingdom in Korea.
  • 676 CE
    A Silla army defeats a Tang force at the battle of Kibolpo, thus gaining control of the whole Korean peninsula.
  • 682 CE
    A National Confucian Academy is established in the Unified Silla Kingdom.
  • 698 CE - 926 CE
    The Balhae kingdom rules in Manchuria and northern Korea.
  • 751 CE - 790 CE
    The Buddhist Bulguksa temple complex is built east of Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 751 CE
    The Seokgatap stone pagoda is built at the Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 751 CE
    The Dabotap stone pagoda is built at the Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 751 CE - 774 CE
    The Buddhist cave temple at Seokguram (Sokkuram) east of Gyeongju, Korea is built.
  • 771 CE
    The large bronze bell at the Buddhist shrine at Bongdeoksa, Korea, also known as the Emille Bell, is cast.
  • 788 CE
    An examination for state administrators based on Confucianism is introduced in the Unified Silla Kingdom.
  • 828 CE
    Jang Bogo establishes a garrison at Cheonghae, the Cheonghaejin fortress is constructed.
  • 839 CE
    Jang Bogo supports Gim Ujing in taking the throne of the Unified Silla kingdom.
  • 846 CE
    Jang Bogo is assassinated in a Silla aristocratic conspiracy.
  • 885 CE
    Choe Chiwon returns to Silla from China where he is appointed Vice-minister of War.
  • 927 CE
    Rebel leader Gyeon Hwon attacks Gyeongju, capital of the Unified Silla Kingdom.
  • 935 CE
    The last Silla king, Gyeongsun, surrenders to Wang Geon ruler of Goryeo.