Bunseo of Baekje

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Bunseo of Baekje (died 304, r. 298–304) was the tenth king of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.

He was the eldest son of King Chaekgye. He became king upon Chaekgye's death in 298 when he was killed in battle during the 13th year of his reign. The Samguk Sagi records that "from his youth he was bright and intelligent, and in his performance of rites he was bold and upright. His father the king loved him, and never separated him from his side".

He continued to wage war against the Chinese Lelang commandery whose forces had killed his father. In 304, he captured a western district of the Lelang commandery. According to the Samguk Sagi, the governor of the commandery thereupon sent an assassin who poisoned him.

Samguk Sagi:

With the death of Bunseo, a descendent of the 8th king Goi, the rival royal line descended from the 5th king Chogo retook the throne, except for the brief rule of Bunseo's son Gye as the 12th king.

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