Queen Uiin

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Queen Uiin
Queen Consort of Joseon
Tenure 1569 – 1600
Predecessor Queen Insun
Successor Queen Inmok
Born 5 May 1555
Kingdom of Joseon
Died 5 August 1600 (1600-08-06) (aged 45)
Deoksu Palace, Kingdom of Joseon
Spouse King Seonjo of Joseon
Posthumous name
House Bannam Park
Father Park Eung-sun
Mother Lady Yi of the Jeonju Yi clan

Queen Uiin (5 May 1555 – 5 August 1600), was a wife and the Queen Consort of King Seonjo of Joseon, the 14th monarch of the Joseon Dynasty.


She was first queen consort of Seonjo. Queen Uiin faced an unfortunate fate as she was infertile and she could not bear any child. She built Buddhist temples all over the country for her to pray and made frequent donations to the temples. After Imjin War, Seonjo fled to Uiju to seek protection, only bringing with him Lady Kim In-Bin. The queen fled to Pyeonganam Island. Seonjo and Kim In-Bin returned to the capital, but the queen decided to stay in Haeju. When the Second Invasion happened, Seonjo once again fled with Lady Kim In-Bin but this time, the queen fled together with the Crown Prince Gwanghae. Queen Uiin died at the age of 45 without any issue.

Popular culture


  • "Royal Ladies of Joseon Dynasty". The Talking Cupboard. 
  • 의인왕후 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. 
Preceded by
Queen Insun
Queen consort of Korea
Succeeded by
Queen Inmok

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