Emperor Bidatsu facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Reign||572 –585 (traditional)|
|Buried||Kawachi no Shinaga no naka no o no misasagi (Osaka)|
The years of reign of Bidatsu start in 572 and end in 585; however, there are no certain dates for this emperor's life or reign. The names and sequence of the early emperors were not confirmed as "traditional" until the reign of Emperor Kammu, who was the 50th monarch of the Yamato dynasty.
His palace in Yamato Province was called Osada no Miya of Iware.
Although he had many children, none of them would ever become emperor. According to Gukanshō, Bidatsu had four empresses and 16 Imperial children (6 sons and 10 daughters).
Events of Bidatsu's life
In the 15th year of Kimmei's reign, Bidatsu was named Crown Prince.
Bidatsu's reign was marked by power struggles about Buddhism. The two most important men in the court of Bidatsu were Soga no Umako and Mononobe no Moriya. Soga supported the growth of Buddhism, and Moriya wanted to stop it.
Bidatsu suffered from an unknown disease which afflicted him with sores. Probably, he was the first royal victim of smallpox in Japan.
After his death
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). Bidatsu is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
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