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Wang Go

Wang Go (王暠; in Hangul: 왕고, in Pinyin: wang2 gao3; Mongolian name: Öljeitü 完澤禿; ?-1345) was a King of Shen (瀋王) of the Yuan Dynasty. He was a member of the Goryeo royal family and a grandson of King Chungryeol[?].

In 1314 when King Chungseon[?] passed the throne to his son Ratnashri (King Chungsuk[?]), Öljeitü was installed as Crown Prince and sent to the Yuan court as a hostage by rule. However, when King Chungsuk fathered Buddhashri (King Chunghye[?]), Öljeitü forced to abdicate from crown prince, but King Chungseon transferred his post of King of Shen to him instead. The title of King of Shen was originally given to King Chungseon by Khaishan (Külüg Khan[?]) after his support of Khaisan's succession in 1307. Öljeitü married with a daughter of Sungshan (松山 songshan), King of Liang (粱王) of the imperial family.

When Sidibala (Gegeen Khan[?]) ascended to the throne in 1320, Öljeitü began a campaign to become the King of Goryeo. By his scheme, the Khan banished Chungseon to Tibet in 1320 and interned King Chungsuk in 1321. However, Sidibala was assassinated in 1323 and Öljeitü's plan was aborted.

King Chungsuk, who was allowed to return to Goryeo in 1325, passed the throne to Buddhashri in 1330 but was reinstated after two years because Buddhashri was deposed by Yuan. In 1333 Öljeitü reached a settlement with Ratnashri and returned to Goryeo.

When King Chungsuk died in 1339, Öljeitü try to wrest the crown again but was crushed by King Chunghye. However Bayan, who seized real power, hated Chunghye because he had friendly relations with El Temür, whose faction was purged by Bayan. Bayan imprisoned Chunghye in 1340. Immediately after that, Bayan was banished by his nephew and Öljeitü's plot was stopped again.

King Chunghye was arrested in 1343 and died while being transported to Guangdong. Padma Dorji (King Chungmok[?]), Chunghye's little son, ascended to the throne. Öljeitü returned to Goryeo but died the next year.

In 1354 Öljeitü's grandson Toghtoa Bukha (脫脫不花) was installed as King of Shen. In 1356 Qi Empress wanted him to become King of Goryeo but he refused the offer. When King Gongmin[?] died in 1374, the Yuan Dynasty in Mongolia tried to appoint him again and a faction in Goryeo welcomed the plan, but it was eventually failed.

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