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by / on October 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1127, Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan.

Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) (October 18, 1127 – April 26, 1192) was the 77th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1155 through 1158. This 12th-century sovereign was named after the 11th century Emperor Shirakawa, and go- (後), translates literally as “later”; and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Shirakawa”. […]

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by / on July 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1156-Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.

The siege of the Shirakawa-den was the central event of the Hōgen Rebellion, a succession dispute which broke out after the death of the cloistered Emperor Toba. The conflict grew to involve the Fujiwara, Minamoto, and Taira clans, all major powers of the period. The palace was attacked by Taira no Kiyomori and Minamoto no Yoshitomo and defended by Yoshitomo’s […]

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by / on June 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 926 – Murakami, Emperor of Japan.

Emperor Murakami was the 62nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Murakami’s reign spanned the years from 946 to his death in 967. 31 May 946 (Tengyō 9, 28th day of the 4th month): Shortly thereafter, Emperor Murakami, who was 21 years old, acceded to the throne. Murakami’s maternal uncle Fujiwara no Tadahira remained as the […]

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