Archive for March 17th, 2012

by / on March 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1272 – Emperor Go-Saga of Japan.

Emperor Go-Saga (後嵯峨天皇 Go-Saga-tennō) (April 1, 1220 – March 17, 1272) was the 88th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. This reign spanned the years 1242 through 1246. This 13th century sovereign was named after the 8th century Emperor Saga and go-(後), translates literally as “later;” and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Saga”. […]

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 9:10 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1231 -Emperor Shijō of Japan.

Emperor Shijō (March 17, 1231 – February 10, 1242) was the 87th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. This reign spanned the years 1232 through 1242. Emperor Shijō died from an accident in 1242. His Imperial tomb (misasagi) is at Sennyū-ji in the Nochi no Tsukinowa no Higashiyama no misasagi. As the Emperor was very young, […]

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