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Sunjong of Korea

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Sunjong, the Yunghui Emperor (; 25 March 1874 – 24 April 1926), was the second and the last Emperor of Korea, of the Yi dynasty, ruling from 1907 until 1910. Sunjong elevated to the throne after his predecessor, Gojong, was forced to abdicate by the Japanese Empire. Hence, Sunjong has been characterized by historians as being a powerless puppet emperor of the Japanese, reigning just over three years until Korea was officially annexed in 1910. Biography Crown Prince of Korea Sunjong was the second son of Emperor Gojong and Empress Myeongseong. When he became two years old in 1876, Sunjong was proclaimed the Crown Prince of Joseon. In 1882, he married a daughter of the Yeoheung Min clan, who later became Empress Sunmyeonghyo (). She later died at the age of 31 on 5 November 1904 due to the severe depression, after trying to protect her mother-in-law (Empress Myeongseong, also a member of the Yeoheung Min clan) from her assassination on 8 October 1895 by the Japanes
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