|Queen Jeonghui |
|Queen Regent of Joseon|
|Regency||1468 – 1477 |
with Queen Insu
|Monarch|| King Yejong of Joseon |
King Seongjong of Joseon
|Grand Queen Dowager of Joseon|
|Tenure||1469 – 1483|
|Successor|| Queen Ansun |
|Queen Dowager of Joseon|
|Tenure||1468 – 1469|
|Predecessor||Queen Jeongsun (Danjong)|
|Successor|| Queen Ansun |
|Queen Consort of Joseon|
|Tenure||1455 – 1468|
|Predecessor||Queen Jeongsun (Danjong)|
|Born||8 December 1418|
Hongcheon, Kingdom of Joseon
|Died||6 May 1483 64) (aged|
Kingdom of Joseon
|Spouse||King Sejo of Joseon|
|Issue|| Yi Jang, Crown Prince Uigyeong |
King Yejong of Joseon
|Mother||Lady Lee of the Incheon Lee clan|
Queen Jeonghui or Queen Jung-Hee (Hangul:정희왕후, Hanja:貞熹王后) (8 December 1418 – 6 May 1483), also known as Queen Dowager Jaseong (자성왕대비), was Queen Consort to King Sejo of Joseon and the mother of Sejo's successor King Yejong of Joseon. Following her husband's death in 1468, she served as regent for her weak son from 1468 to 1469 and co-regent for her young grandson from 1469 to 1477, along with her daughter-in-law, Grand Queen Dowager Insu. She was from the Papyeong Yun clan.
Sejo of Joseon was the seventh king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. He was the son of King Sejong and brother of Munjong of Joseon and uncle of Danjong of Joseon, against whom he led a coup d'état to become king himself in 1455.
Yejong of Joseon was the 8th king of the Joseon Dynasty Korea. He succeeded his father, King Sejo in 1468 at 18 years of age, but was too physically ill to govern, and died a year later.
A regent is a person appointed to govern a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated. The rule of a regent or regents is called a regency. A regent or regency council may be formed ad hoc or in accordance with a constitutional rule. Regent is sometimes a formal title. If the regent is holding his position due to his position in the line of succession, the compound term prince regent is often used; if the regent of a minor is his mother, she is often referred to as queen regent.
Queen Jeonghui was born on the eleventh day of the eleventh lunar month in the eighteenth year of King Taejong's reign. Her father Yun Beon (Hangul: 윤번, Hanja: 尹璠) (1384–1448) would later become Prime Minister. Her mother was Yun Beon's wife Lady Lee (Hangul: 이씨, Hanja: 李氏).
Taejong of Joseon was the third king of the Joseon dynasty in Korea and the father of King Sejong the Great.
She married the then-Grand Prince Suyang in 1428, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth lunar month in the tenth year of King Sejong's reign.
Sejong the Great was the fourth king of the Joseon dynasty of Korea. He was the third son of King Taejong and Queen consort Min. He was designated as heir-apparent, Crown Prince, after his older brother Prince Yangnyeong was stripped of his title. He ascended to the throne in 1418. During the first four years of his reign, Taejong governed as regent, after which his father-in-law, Sim On, and his close associates were executed.
She became Queen consort upon her husband's accession to the throne in 1455.
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Queen Jeonghui's regency ended in 1477, when King Seongjong, now 20 years old, assumed the reins of government himself. She died in 1483, on the thirtieth day of the third month in the fourteenth year of King Seongjong's reign.
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| Queen consort of Joseon |