Famous Deaths

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 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1374 – Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan.

Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇 Go-Kōgon-tennō) (March 23, 1338 – March 12, 1374) was the 4th of the Ashikaga Pretenders during the Period of the Northern and Southern Courts. According to pre-Meiji scholars, his reign spanned the years from 1352 through 1371. This Nanboku-chō “sovereign” was named after his father Emperor Kōgon and go- (後), translates literally as “later;” and thus, he […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1846 – Emperor Ninko of Japan.

Emperor Ninkō (March 16, 1800 – February 21, 1846) was the 120th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Following the abdication of his father, Emperor Ninkō ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 31 October 1817. His reign coincided with what is referred to as “the late Tokugawa Shogunate” period and in particular the beginnings of the […]

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by / on February 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1242 -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’s died of an accident in 1242. His Imperial tomb (misasagi) is at Sennyū-ji in the Nochi no Tsukinowa no Higashiyama no misasagi. The Emperor being very young, and […]

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by / on February 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1045 – Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan.

Emperor Go-Suzaku (後朱雀天皇 Go-Suzaku-tennō, December 14, 1009 – February 7, 1045) was the 69th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Go-Suzaku’s reign spanned the years from 1036 through 1045. This 11th-century sovereign was named after the 10th-century Emperor Suzaku and go-(後), translates literally as “later;”and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Suzaku”. The Japanese […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1593 – Emperor Ogimachi of Japan.

Emperor Ōgimachi (正親町天皇 Ōgimachi-tennō) (June 18, 1517 – February 6, 1593) was the 106th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from October 27, 1557 to December 17, 1586, corresponding to the transition between the Warring States Era and the Azuchi-Momoyama period. His personal name was Michihito (方仁). The finances of the emperor and his […]

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