Emperor Montoku facts for kids
|Emperor of Japan|
|Born||22 January 827|
|Birthplace||Kyoto (Heian kyō)|
|Died||27 August 858|
|Place of death||Kyoto|
|Buried||Tamura no misasagi (Kyoto)|
His reign started in 850 and ended in 858.
Before he became the monarch, this prince's personal name (imina) was Michiyasu (道康). He was also known as Tamura-no-mikado or Tamura-tei.
He was the eldest son of Emperor Ninmyō.
Montoku had six Imperial consorts and 29 Imperial sons.
Events of Montoku's life
Before he became the monarch, he was Crown Prince for 8 years.
- 6 May 850 (Kashō 3, 21st day of the 3rd month): In the 17th year of Ninmyō-tennō 's reign (仁明天皇17年), the emperor died. His eldest son received the succession (senso).
- 850 (Kashō 3, 4th month): Emperor Montoku formally acceded to the throne (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 850 (Kashō 3, 5th month): The widow of Emperor Saga, who was the mother of Emperor Ninmyō and the grandmother of Emperor Montoku, died.
- 850 (Kashō 3, 11th month): The emperor named Korehito-shinnō, the 4th son of Emperor Montoku as his heir. This 9-month-old baby was also the grandson of Fujiwara no Yoshifusa who was Minister of the Right (udaijin).
- 855 (Saikō 2, 1st month): The Emishi organized a rebellion. In response, a force of 1,000 men and provisions were sent to the north.
- 855 (Saikō 2, 5th month): The head of the great statute of Buddha in the Tōdai-ji fell off.
- 7 October 858 (Ten'an 2, 27th day of the 8th month): Montoku died at the age of 32.
After his death
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the mausoleum (misasagi) of Montoku is in Kyoto. The emperor is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine at this location. The site is formally named Tamura no misasagi.
Eras of reign
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