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Memorial Service for General Choe Mu-seon

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Memorial Service for General Choe Mu-seon

Yeongcheon citizens' festival

Choi Mu-sun is the general of late Goryo Dynasty and the weaponry inventor who first used weapons using gunpowder. He prepared the nation for the possible attack of Japanese pirates by manufacturing such various gunpowder using weaponries and warships as Hwatong(gunpowder using weapon), Hwajeon, Daejanggun, etc.

  • Date : Every April
  • Location : In front of the monument in memory of Choi Mu-seon
  • Organizer : Organization for the memory of General Choi wMu-Seon
  • Sponsor : Yeongcheon city
  • Program : Memory service, Science Competition, Science Composition Contest, Lecture in memory of Choi Mu-Seon, Visits to historic scenes, etc

Choi Mu-Seon(1325~1395) General Choi Mu-Seon was born at Geumho-eub Yeongcheon city. He met Lee Won from Chinese Yuan Dynasty who knew how to make gunpowder and let him stay at his home in 1376. And he learned the manufacturing method of gunpowder from Lee and succeeded to make gunpowder for the first time in our country. Later, he suggested that the Royal court establish Hwatongdogam(government office in charge of manufacturing gunpowder using weapons) in 1377. And he made great contribution to sink 500 vessels of Japanese pirates at Jinp by manufacturing a variety of gun powder using weapons.

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