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Bak Hyeokgeose of Silla

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Template:Koreanname noimage Bak Hyeokgeose was the first ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla (57 BCE4 CE). His formal title was Bak Hyeokgeose Geoseogan (Geoseogan means "King" or "Exalted One").

He established (in 37 BCE) a castle around the Silla capital, Geumseong (modern Kyeongju). In 20 BCE, a messenger from Mahan demanded that Silla pay tribute, and Bak Hyeokgeose refused to do so.

According to legend, he was born from an egg that a horse from heaven laid.

See also



Preceded by:
King of Silla
Succeeded by:
Namhae Chachaung

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