|Romanisierung revised:||Sejong Daewang|
|McCune Reischauer:||Sejong Taewang|
|see also: Korean names|
Sejong the large one was born 1397 under the name Yi DO as a son of king Taejong (1367 - 1422) and queen Won gyong in Jeonju. As a child it was quiet and point-avid. Starting from 1412 carriedit the title prince Chungnyeong (충녕대군; 忠寧大君).
1418, when Sejong was 21 years old, withdrew its father to its favour. It is regarded to that as wiser and valley animal tester king in the history of Korea and was excellent the only one, with the title „the large one “became.
Since Sejong was very interested in all scientific ranges, he created Jiphyeonjeon (집현전; 集賢殿), resounds to the deserving one - a circle of scientists, a whose goal was it to support talents the Konfuzianismus in the realm to spread and the scientific research promote. A placein this circle was very desired, since the scientists had the possibility of dedicating itself unimpaired to their study. Some members became famous scholars.
Sejong participated active in the research, and together with its scholars he developed many innovations. The most famous and greatest of itthe development of the Korean alphabet was Hangeul in the year 1443. It was published 1446.
Sejong died in the year 1450 and in Neungseo myeon, Yeoju, in the province Gyeonggi DO was buried.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||king of the Korean Joseon dynasty|
|DATE OF BIRTH||6. May 1397|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Jeonju, today's South Korea|
|DYING DATE||18. May 1450|