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Famous Deaths Today: 1239 -Emperor Go-Toba of Japan.

Emperor Go-Toba (August 6, 1180 – March 28, 1239) was the 82nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1183 through 1198. This 12th century sovereign was named after Emperor Toba and go- (後), translates literally as “later”; and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Toba”. The Japanese word […]

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