Emperor Yuryaku of Japan

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Emperor Yūryaku (雄略天皇) was the 21st 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 late 5th century CE.

According to Kojiki and Nihonshoki, Yūryaku was named Prince Ohatsuse Wakatake at birth. He was the fifth and youngest son of Ingyō. After his elder brother Emperor Ankō was murdered, he won the struggle against his other brothers and became the new emperor. He had three wives (including the empress Kusahahatahi); his successor, Prince Shiraka (Seinei), was the issue of his wife Katsuragi no Karahime.

Yūryaku is believed to be referred to as Bu in contemporary Chinese records. These records state that Bu began his rule before 477, was recognized as the ruler of Japan by the Song, Qi, and Liang dynasties, and continued his rule through 502. Bu sent messengers to the Song dynasty in 477 and 478.


Preceded by:
Ankō
Emperor of Japan
456-479
(traditional dates)
Succeeded by:
Seinei

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