King Gwanggaeto, The Great
  General Ulji, Mundeok
  Yeon, Gaesomun
  Goguryeo Army
 
 
 

  Yeon, Gaesomun  

 
pic) Yeon, Gaesomun

Politician (Prime Minister); Commander-in-Chief. He became a high-level politician at 15 in succession of his father. In 642 A.D, he constructed Chol-li-jang-sung (1,000-ri (400km) Great Wall). In the same year, he seized a political power as a Dae-mak-ri-ji (Prime Minister) with King Bojang by overthrowing King Youngryu and his 180 fellow politicians who were opposed to him. In 645, Yeon, Gaesomun defeated Tang's hundreds of thousand troops sent by King Taizong several times.

The death of Yeon, Gaesomun brought Goguryeo the fatal, internal disruption over the succession of political and military power, and this unfortunately led Goguryeo be on the road to collapse.




 

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