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Princess Deokhye

The Korean Empire's last princess

Died when: 76 years 331 days (922 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Princess Deokhye

Princess Deokhye of Korea (25 May 1912 – 21 April 1989) was the last princess of the Korean Empire.She was born on 25 May 1912 at Changdeok Palace in Seoul.

She was the youngest daughter of Emperor Gojong and his concubine, then known as Yang Gui-in.Then, Emperor Gojong bestowed a royal title, Boknyeong, to Yang when she gave birth to Princess Deokhye.

Princess Deokhye was not formally recognized as a princess by Japan until 1917, because she was not a daughter of the queen.

In 1917, her name was formally entered into the Imperial Family's registry.Her father, Emperor Gojong, loved her greatly and established the Deoksu Palace (덕수궁) Kindergarten for her in Junmyungdang (준명당), Hamnyeong hall.

Girls her age from noble families attended the kindergarten.Princess Deokhye is called Deokhye Ongju in Korea, not Gongju.Gongju refers to the daughters of the queen, and Ongju refers to the daughters of concubines.

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