Choe Ui

The fourth and last Choe dictator of the Ubong Choe Military regime.

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Kim Jun

Kim Jun (?

In 1258, Choe Ui was overthrown and killed by Kim Jun and Yu Gyeong (1211–1289).


Korean kingdom founded in 918, during a time of national division called the Later Three Kingdoms period, that unified and ruled the Korean Peninsula until 1392.

Map of Goryeo in 1389
Goryeo's conquest of Silla and Baekje
Bronze statue of Taejo, c. undefined 951
Rafter finial in the shape of a dragon's head and wind chime, c. undefined 10th century
The Cheolli Jangseong (blue), a wall built by Goryeo in the aftermath of the Goryeo-Khitan War
The engraving of the original Tripitaka Koreana was begun in 1011 during the Khitan invasions to draw strength from the Buddha in defense of the kingdom.
The early 12th century was the height of the Korean celadon tradition and saw the full development of the indigenous "sanggam" technique of inlaid celadon.
General Yun Gwan (1040–1111) and his army.
Gyeongcheonsa Pagoda is a 10-story high marble pagoda made in 1348 that now sits in the National Museum of Korea.
King Gongmin (1330–1374) and Queen Noguk.
Yi Je-hyun (1287–1367), a civil bureaucrat and early Neo-Confucian scholar in Goryeo Dynasty.
Yeom Je-sin (1304–1382) was the main political opponent of the monk, Shin Don, who was in power.
Illustration of the Amitayurdhyana Sutra, c. undefined 13th century. A palace exemplifying the architecture of Goryeo is depicted.
General Gang Gam-chan was best known for his military victories during the Third conflict in the Goryeo–Khitan War.
A Goryeo painting which depicts the Goryeo nobility.
Ksitigarbha painting, Goryeo Korea
Illustration of Maitreyavyakarana sutra (彌勒下生經變相圖)
Gwangyeongseopum Byeonsangdo, Goryeo buddhist painting.
Illustrated manuscript of the Lotus Sutra, c. undefined 1340
Kangnido reflects the geographic knowledge of China during the Mongol Empire when geographical information about Western countries became available via Islamic geographers.
Celadon incense burner. National Treasures of South Korea.
Ewer with Cover, first half of the 12th century. Stoneware with underglaze slip decoration and celadon glaze. Celadon ceramics of the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) are among the most celebrated works of Korean art. Their luminous green color is the result of iron in both the clay and the glaze oxidizing in a reduction kiln. Brooklyn Museum
A Korean stoneware cosmetic box with white and black inlay and a celadon glaze, from the Goryeo Dynasty, dated c. 1150–1250
Jikji, Selected Teachings of Buddhist Sages and Seon Masters, the earliest known book printed with movable metal type, 1377. Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.

During the military rule, Goryeo resisted invasions by the Mongol Empire for almost 30 years, until the ruling head of the Choe family was assassinated in 1258 by opponents in the court, after which authority was restored to the monarchy and peace was made with the Mongols; however, power struggles continued in the court and military rule did not end until 1270.

Choe Hang (military official)

The third dictator of the Choe Military regime, which dominated Goryeo for six decades before and during the Mongol invasions.

Choe Ui (1238 - 1258) (최의)

Choe Chung-heon

Military ruler of Korea during the Goryeo period.

Satellite image of Korea

When Choe-Hang died, his only son Choe Ui (최의) came to power.


Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Mongols besiege the walls of Baghdad

Choe Ui, Korean military leader and dictator (b. 1233)

Sambyeolcho Rebellion

Korean rebellion against the Goryeo dynasty that happened at the last stage of the Mongol invasions of Korea.

The storming of the Bastille, 14 July 1789, during the French Revolution.

In 1258, Choe Ui, the fourth of the Choe family, was overthrown by Kim Jun (also known as Kim Injun) using the Sambyeolcho.


Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Henry I (the Fat) receives a message

Choe Ui, Korean military leader and dictator (d. 1258)

List of coups and coup attempts

Overthrow of a government through illegal means.

General Bonaparte during the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire in Saint-Cloud, detail of painting by François Bouchot, 1840
The assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC), as depicted by Vincenzo Camuccini.
Nero was the target of many plots. Here a plaster bust conserved at the Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
As-Saffah is proclaimed as the first Abbasid caliph, from Balami's Tarikhnama
General Yi Seong-gye, later crowned Taejo of Joseon.
Patrona Halil rebellion; painting by Jean Baptiste Vanmour.
Execution of Claude François de Malet and his co-conspirators on 29 October 1812 following the Malet coup in France.
The Empire of Brazil ended in a coup d'état which formed a republic.
Citizens throng around The Citadel (La ciudadela) building during La decena tragica in 1913.
Defendants in the Beer Hall Putsch trial. Ludendorff is fifth from the left, with Hitler to the right. Ernst Röhm is to the right and in front of Hitler. Note that only two of the defendants, Hitler and Frick, were dressed in civilian clothing.
Benito Mussolini and Fascist Blackshirts during the March on Rome in 1922. Mussolini stayed out of most of the march.
Józef Piłsudski and other leaders of the May Coup (1926) on Poniatowski Bridge in Warsaw.
March in support of the proclamation of the Socialist Republic of Chile, in front of La Moneda Palace (12 June 1932).
1st Lt. Niu Yoshitada and his rebel troops in the 26 February Incident of 1936.
The conference room where Hitler survived the 20 July plot of 1944 after the explosion.
Events of the 1953 Iranian coup d'état.
Tanks in Bangkok's street in 2006

1258, Goryeo: General Kim Jun of Goryeo overthrew and killed then-military dictator Choe Ui.

Goryeo under Mongol rule

Goryeo under Mongol rule refers to the rule of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty of China over the Korean Peninsula from about 1270 to 1356.

The client state Goryeo in modern Korea within Yuan China, circa 1294.
Ssangseong and Dongnyeong prefectures
King Gongmin (1330–1374) and Queen Noguk assisted in the peaceful succession of Gegeen Khan.

In March 1258, the dictator Choe Ui of the Goryeo military regime was assassinated by Kim Jun, ending the Choe military dictatorship of Korea; after this, scholars who had insisted on peace with Mongolia gained power.