Emperor Kōgen facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Buried||Tsurugi no ike no shima no e no misasagi (Nara)|
Emperor Kōgen (孝元天皇 Kōgen-tennō) was the 8th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider Emperor Kōgen to be a legendary person; and the name Kōgen-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.
The Gukanshō records that Kōgen ruled from the palace of Sakaihara-no-miya at Karu in what will come to be known as Yamato province.
Kōgen was the eldest son of Emperor Kōrei.
Events of Kōgen's life
The Abe clan are said to have descended from a son of Emperor Kōgen.
After his death
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