Emperor Anko of Japan

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Emperor Ankō (安康天皇) was the 20th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. No firm dates can be assigned to this emperor or to his reign, but he is believed to have ruled the country during the mid-5th century CE.

According to Kojiki and Nihonshoki Ankō was the second son of Ingyō. His elder brother Kinashikaru no Miko (Prince Kinashikaru) was the crown prince but due to an incestuous relationship with his half-sister, Kinashikaru lost favour with the court. After an aborted attempt to rally troops against Ankō, Kinashikaru (and his half-sister) committed suicide.

Ankō was assassinated in his third year of reign by Mayowa no Ōkimi (Prince Mayowa), in retaliation for the execution of Mayowa's father.


Preceded by:
Ingyō
Emperor of Japan
453-456
(traditional dates)
Succeeded by:
Yūryaku

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