Princess Cheonmyeong of Silla
|Revised Romanization||Cheonmyeong gongju|
Princess Cheonmyeong of Silla (hanja: 天明公主 , date of birth and death unknown) was a princess of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, and is notable as the sister of Queen Seondeok of Silla, who reigned as Silla's twenty-seventh ruler. She was Queen Seondeok's full sister, her parents being King Jinpyeong and Queen Maya. Records are unclear as to which of the sisters was the elder, with the Samguk Sagi stating that Princess Deokman (later Queen Seondeok) was the elder but with many other sources stating that Princess Cheonmyeong was the elder by a wide margin.
- Father: King Jinpyeong (眞平王 진평왕 567-632)
- Mother: Kim Bokhilgu, the Lady Maya (金福肹口 摩耶夫人 김복힐구마야부인, dates unknown)
- Princess Deokman, (later known as Queen Seondeok) (善德女王 선덕여왕, ?~647) – it is debated whether Princess Cheonmyeong or Queen Seondeok was the elder sister
- Younger sister: Princess Seonhwa, 善花公主, 선화공주, dates unknown, only appears in Samguk Yusa (삼국유사) (There is constant debate over her identity.)
- Father in-law:25th King of Silla, King Jinji (眞智王, 진지왕, ?~579)
- Mother in-law: Lady Jido of the Park clan (知道夫人 朴氏, 지도부인 박씨, dates unknown)
Husband and Son
- Husband: Kim Yongsu 金龍春 or金龍樹, 김용춘 or 김용수, 578~647. Late when Kim Chunchu became King Muyeol, he was known as Munheung the Great (文興大王, 문흥대왕)
- Son: Kim Chunchu, later known as King Muyeol, 金春秋 김춘추, 604-661
In popular culture
- SBS, Ballad of Seodong (서동요), 2005~2006. Portrayed by Lee Kyung-hwa (이경화)
- MBC, Queen Seondeok (선덕여왕), 2009. Portrayed by Park Ye-jin (박예진), Shin Se-kyung (신세경) and Kim Yoo-jung (김유정).
- KBS, The King's Dream (대왕의 꿈), 2012~2013. Portrayed by Jo Kyung-sook (조경숙)
- According to records in the Samgungnyusa, she was the wife of Mu of Baekje. However, theories based on the Samguk Sagi suggest that she was the wife of Dongseong of Baekje and some theories say that she wasn't even a princess but a daughter of a wealthy noble.