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Famous Deaths Today: 756 -Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan.

Emperor Shōmu was the 45th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Before his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, his personal name (imina) is not clearly known, but he was known as Oshi-hiraki Toyosakura-hiko-no-mikoto. Shōmu was the son of Emperor Mommu and Fujiwara no Miyako, a daughter of Fujiwara no Fuhito. Shōmu had four Empresses and six […]

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