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|Emperor of Japan|
|Buried||Sugawara no Fushimi no nishi misasagi (Nara)|
Emperor Ankō (安康天皇 Ankō-tennō) was the 20th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Ankō to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Ankō-tennō was created for him posthumously by later generations. No certain dates can be assigned to this emperor's life or reign. The conventionally accepted names and sequence of the early emperors were not to be confirmed as "traditional" until the reign of Emperor Kammu, who was the 50th monarch of the Yamato dynasty.
Some accounts report that Ankō murdered his own father.
Events of Ankō's life
- 462: According to Chinese records, a delegation from the Japanese monarch was received in the court of the southern Sung Dynasty. The "king" mentioned in these documents probably would have been Emperor Ankō.
It is believed that Ankō was murdered in the third year of his reign.
After his death
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). This emperor is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
|Legendary Emperor of Japan
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