- Pasa of Silla
Infobox Korean name
Pasa Isageum (?-112, r. 80-112) was the fifth ruler of
Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. He is commonly called Pasa Isageum, "isageum" being the royal title in early Silla. As a descendent of Silla's founder Hyeokgeose, his surname was Bak.
According to the "
Samguk Sagi", he was either the second son of Silla's third king Yuri, or the son of Yuri's younger brother Naero. If he was Yuri's nephew, this may indicate the powerful support of the Seokclan.
In 87, he built Silla's first recorded castles outside of the
In 94, when the adjacent
Gaya confederacyattacked, Pasa sent 1,000 cavalry to respond. When the Gaya attacked again two years later, he personally led a force of 5,000 to another victory. Pasa was subsequently appeased by an emissary from Gaya, but maintained superiority over the confederacy.
In 101, the
Wolseongroyal fortress was first constructed. Portions of this fortress are still preserved in central Gyeongju.
The next year, Silla gained control over the previously independent states of
Siljikgok(present-day Samcheok), Eumjipbeol (present-day northern Gyeongju), and Apdok(present-day Gyeongsan). Six years later he took over the states of Biji(present-day Hapcheon), Dabeol(present-day Pohang), and Chopal(present-day Changwon) as well.
The rival Korean kingdom of
Baekjehad attacked in 85, but Pasa made peace with Giru of Baekjein 105.
* [http://kdaq.empas.com/koreandb/history/kpeople/person_view.html?n=13088 The Academy of Korean Studies]
* [http://enc.daum.net/dic100/viewContents.do?&m=all&articleID=b23p0759a Korea Britannica]
Three Kingdoms of Korea
Proto-Three Kingdoms of Korea
History of Korea
Rulers of Korea
List of Korea-related topics
Gaya - Silla Wars
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