In Korea, Su-un, founder of the Donghak religious sect, is tried and found guilty of heresy
In what is present-day South Korea, Su-un, the founder of the Donghak religious movement, had been arrested for sedition in late 1863, largely because his teachings of the "Eastern Way" resisted non-Korean influences and help instigate several peasant revolts. He was tried for heresy at Daegu and found guilty. He was beheaded ten days later, his works ordered destroyed, and his followers scattered and persecuted. (By John Osborne)
Paul Beirne, Su-un and His World of Symbols: The Founder of Korea's First Indigenous Religion (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 1988), xxi.