Emperor Yōmei facts for kids
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|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||587 (aged 69)|
|Buried||Kawachi no Shinaga no hara no misasagi (Osaka)|
The years of the reign of Yōmei start in 585 and end in 587. The names and sequence of the early emperors were not confirmed as "traditional" until the reign of Emperor Kammu, who was the 50th monarch of the Yamato dynasty.
Emperor Yōmei was the fourth son of Emperor Kimmei. His mother, Soga no Kitashihime, was a daughter of Soga no Iname.
His palace in Yamato Province was called Namitsuki no Miya at Ikebe.
Yōmei had three Empresses and seven Imperial sons and daughters.
Yōmei's son, Prince Umayado, is also known as Prince Shōtoku.
Events of Yōmei's life
- 586: In the 14th year of Bidatsu's reign, the emperor died. The succession (senso) received by Bidatsu's younger brother who would become Emperor Yōmei. This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 587, in the 4th month: Yōmei died and his body was placed in a coffin, but not buried. His reign lasted only two years. He died at the age of 69.
- 587, in the 5th month: There was armed conflict over the succession; and forces led by Prince Shōtoku and Soga no Umako overcame the opposition. The throne passed to a younger brother who would become known as Emperor Shushun.
- 587, in the 7th month: The body of former Emperor Yōmei was buried.
After his death
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the emperor's final resting place is in an earthen tumulus (kofun). Yōmei is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) which is associated with the burial mound.
|Emperor of Japan
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