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King Beop of Baekje
|King Beop of Baekje|
King Beop of Baekje was the king of the Korean Baekje kingdom from 599 to 600 AD. He was the son of King Hye. He may have chosen his name, which translates as "law king" or "dharma king," to emphasize his identification with the Buddhist faith. 
King Beop's brief reign is mostly remembered for his ban on all killing, including hunting and butchering. According to the Samguk Yusa, this ban was established in December of 599. He also ordered groundbreaking on the Mireuksa temple, which was completed late in his son's reign.
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