Kim Keong-p’il

Kim Keong-p’il (1454–1504) was a court scholar during the reign of the tyrant king Yeŏnsan-gun, noted for his brutally and for capriciously executing advisors who disagreed with him. Even those who were silent risked his wrath. Kim was forced into exile in the 1498 Literati Purge and killed by Yeŏnsan-gun in 1504. Wŏnju, a provincial capital, has seen numerous rebellions and battles over the last thousand years.


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