Gojong, Emperor Gwangmu of the Yi Dynasty of Korea - Gojong was forced to abdicate by the Japanese and Gojong's son Sunjong succeeded to the throne. After abdicating, Gojong was confined to the Deoksu Palace by the Japanese. On 22 August 1910, the Empire of Korea was annexed by Japan under the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. Gojong died suddenly on 21 January 1919 at Deoksugung Palace (many speculating assassination by poisoning).
Yi Un and Yi Bangja, the last Crown Princely Couple of Korea
Emperor Sunjong and Empress Sunjeonghyo, 1907, Photo Album of the Imperial Family, 21x28.5cm, ca.1909, Collection of The Museum of Photography, Seoul
Stone Hall, Tŏksu Palace, Seoul, c1920s 일제강점기 사진엽서 – 서울 덕수궁 석조전(德壽宮 石造殿)