Archive for March 29th, 2012

by / on March 29, 2012 at 9:50 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Emperor Go-Murakami, Emperor of Japan: Famous Deaths.

Emperor Go-Murakami (1328 – March 29, 1368) was the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and a member of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period of rival courts. He reigned from September 18, 1339 until March 29, 1368 (Shōhei 23, 11th day of the 3rd month). His personal name was Noriyoshi. He reigned from […]

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by / on March 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1683 – Yaoya Oshichi, a young girl burned at the stake for arson in 17th Century Japan.

Yaoya Oshichi, literally “greengrocer Oshichi”, was a daughter of the greengrocer Tarobei. She lived in the Hongō neighborhood of Edo at the beginning of the Edo period. She attempted to commit arson after falling in love with a boy. This story became the subject of joruri plays. The year of her birth is sometimes given as 1666. In December 1682, […]

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