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Famous Birthdays Today: 1903 -Empress Kōjun of Japan.

Empress Kōjun (6 March 1903 – 16 June 2000) was empress consort of Emperor Hirohito of Japan. Born Princess Nagako, she was the mother of the present Emperor (Akihito). Her posthumous name is Kōjun, which means “fragrant purity”. Empress Kōjun was empress consort (kōgō) from 25 December 1926 to 7 January 1989, making her the longest lived empress consort in […]

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