Empress Jingū facts for kids
|Empress of Japan|
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|Buried||Saki no Tatanami no ike no e no Misasagi (Nara)|
Empress Jingū (神功天皇 Jingū-tennō), also known as Empress-consort Jingū (神功皇后 Jingū-kōgō) was a legendary empress of Japan. Although her name was once included in the traditional order of succession, she is now considered as a regent.
No certain dates can be assigned to this empress'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.
Jingū was the principle wife of Emperor Chūai Her son would become known as Emperor Ōjin. The Gukanshō mentions her, but she is not included on the list of persons born within the line of Imperial descent.
Events of Jingū's life
After the death of Chūai, Jingū also served as regent until her son was old enough to be emperor.
After her death
- 1883: Empress Jingū was the first portrait and the first woman to be featured on the Japanese paper currency; however, the representation of Jingū which was created by Edoardo Chiossone is imagined.
In the centuries before the Meiji period, Jingū was known as the 15th Japanese imperial ruler, according to the traditional order of succession. However, Jingū's name is now removed from the official list of emperors of Japan. Jingū's son, Emperor Ōjin, is today considered to have been the 15th emperor in the order of succession.
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