Emperor Kōnin facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Born||18 November 709|
|Died||11 January 782|
|Buried||Tahara no higashi no misasagi (Nara)|
Before he became the monarch, this prince's personal name (imina) was Prince Shirakabe (白壁)
Kōnin had five wives and seven Imperial sons and daughters.
Events of Kōnin's life
- 8 September 769 (Jingo-keiun 3, 4th day of the 8th month): In the 5th year of Shōtoku's reign, she died; and Prince Shirakabe was her heir.
- 28 August 770 (Jingo-keiun 4, 4th day of the 8th month): The succession (senso) was received by Prince Shirakabe, who was the 62-year-old grandson of Emperor Tenji.
- 23 October 770 (Jingo-keiun 4, 1st day of the 10th month): Emperor Kōnin was said to have acceded to the throne (sokui) in a formal ceremony. The era name was changed to Hōki 1.
- 781 (Ten'ō 1, 4th month): In the 11th year of Kōnin's reign, he abdicated in favor of his son who became known as Emperor Kammu.
- 781 (Ten'ō 1, 12th month) : Kōnin died at the age of 73.
After his death
Eras of Kōnin's reign
The years of Kōnin's reign are more specifically identified by more than one era name (nengō).
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