Emperor Go-Murakami facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||29 March 1368 (aged 40)|
|Buried||Hinoo no Misasagi (Osaka)|
Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō) (1328 – 29 March 1368) was the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in September 1339 and ended on 29 March 1368..
This 14th century sovereign was named after the 10th century Emperor Murakami and go- (後), translates literally as "later"; and thus, he is sometimes called the "Later Emperor Murakami". The Japanese word "go" has also been translated to mean the "second one"; and in some older sources, this emperor may be identified as "Murakami, the second", or as "Murakami II".
His personal name was Noriyoshi (義良), also known as Yoshiyoshi.
Events of Go-Murakami's life
Prince Noriyoshi was a member of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period of rival courts.
- 18 September 1339 (Engen 3, 5th day of the 8th month): In the 21st year of Go-Daigo's reign, the emperor abdicated at Yoshino in favor of his son, Prince Noriyoshi. The succession (senso) was received by Noriyoshi.
- 19 September 1339 (Engen 3, 6th day of the 8th month): Go-Daigo died;
- 29 March 1368 (Shōhei 23, 11th day of the 3rd month): Go-Murakami died.
After his death
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the mausoleum (misasagi) of Go-Murakami is in Osaka Prefecture. The emperor is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine in the precincts of Kanshinji temple (観心寺) in Kawachinagano, Osaka.
Eras of Go-Murakami's reign
The years of Go-Murakami's reign are more identified by more than one era name.
- Nanboku-chō southern court
- Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript)
- Nanboku-chō northern court
- Eras as reckoned by pretender Court (as determined by Meiji rescript)
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