Buyeo Pung
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Buyeo Pung

Buyeo Pung (, 623 - 668) was a prince of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. He was son of the last king, Uija of Baekje. When Baekje fell to the Silla-Tang alliance in 660, he was a hostage who mortgaged the alliance of Baekje with Japan.[1] He was shortly unofficially proclaimed king.

He came back with a Japanese army and Yamato general Abe no Hirafu to revive the country. General Boksin of the Baekje revival forces gave him the title King Pungjang (, ). He joined forces with the Baekje resistance led by general Boksin. In 663, however, the Baekje resistance and Japan lost the Battle of Baekgang to the army of Tang and Silla, and Baekje collapsed. The prince fled to neighboring Goguryeo. When Goguryeo collapsed, he was captured by the Tang army and sent to southern China in exile. His later life is unknown.

One of his brothers, Zenk? ( or ), settled in Japan and was given the family name Kudara no Konikishi (; king of Baekje) by the emperor of Japan.

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  1. ^ Samguk Sagi (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. ?
King Pungjang
Cadet branch of the House of Go
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Uija
King of Baekje
660-663
Annexed by Tang and Silla
Titles in pretence
Loss of title -- TITULAR --
King of Baekje
663-677
Reason for succession failure:
Battle of Baekgang
Succeeded by
Buyeo Yung



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