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|Emperor of Japan|
|Buried||Mozu no Mimihara no naka no misasagi (Osaka)|
Emperor Nintoku (仁徳天皇 Nintoku-tennō) was the 16th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Historians consider details about the life of Emperor Nintoku to be possibly legendary, but probable. The name Nintoku-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.
Events of Nintoku's life
Nintoku's reign is marked by Japan's first large-scale engineering projects.
After his death
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun) at Sakai. Nintoku is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
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