Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan

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Emperor Tsuchimikado (土御門天皇) (January 3, 1196 - November 6, 1231) was the 83rd imperial ruler of Japan. He ruled from February 18, 1198 to December 12, 1210. His personal name was Tanehito (為仁).

Genealogy

He was the firstborn son of Emperor Go-Toba. His mother was Ariko (?, 在子), daughter of Minamoto no Michichika (源通親).

  • Empress (Chūgū): Ōinomikado (Fujiwara) Reiko (?) (大炊御門(藤原)麗子)
  • Lady-in-waiting: Tsuchimikado (Minamoto) Michiko (?) (土御門(源)通子)
    • First daughter: Princess Haruko (春子女王)
    • Second daughter: Imperial Princess Akiko? (覚子内親王)
    • Third son: Prince Jinsuke (?, 仁助法親王) (Buddhist Priest)
    • Fourth son: Prince Chikahito (静仁法親王) (Buddhist Priest)
    • Sixth son: Prince Kunihito (邦仁王) (Emperor Go-Saga)
    • Fifth daughter: Princess Hideko (?, 秀子女王)

Life

In 1198, he became Emperor upon the abdication of Go-Toba, who continued to rule in actual fact as cloistered Emperor. However, in 1210, Go-Toba persuaded him to abdicate in favor of his younger brother, who became the Juntoku Emperor.

In Kyōto, Minamoto no Michichika took power as steward, and in Kamakura, in 1199, upon the death of Minamoto no Yoritomo, Hōjō Tokimasa began to rule as Gokenin.

Eras of his reign


Preceded by:
Go-Toba
Emperor of Japan
1198-1210
Succeeded by:
Juntoku

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