Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan

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Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇) (April 14, 1336 - March 12, 1374) was the fourth of the Ashikaga Pretenders during the Period of the Northern and Southern Courts. He claimed the throne from September 25, 1352 to April 9, 1371. His personal name was Iyahito (弥仁).



He was the second son of the Northern Pretender Kōgon, and brother of his predecessor, Sukō. His mother was ?? (秀子), daughter of Sanjō ?? (三条公秀)

  • Lady-in-waiting: Nakako (仲子), daughter of Hirohashi (Fujiwara) Kanetsuna (広橋(藤原)兼綱)
    • Second son: Imperial Prince Ohito (緒仁親王) ( Northern Emperor Go-En'yū)
    • Fifth son: Imperial Prince ?? (熈永親王)
    • Twelfth son: Prince ?? (尭仁法親王) (Buddhist Priest)
  • Consort: ?? (右衛門佐局)
    • First son: Imperial Prince Akihito? (亮仁入道親王) (Buddhist Lay Priest)
    • Seventh son: Prince ?? (覚増法親王) (Buddhist Priest)
  • Consort: Adopted daughter of Ōgimachi ?? (正親町実継)
    • Fourth son: Prince ?? (覚叡法親王) (Buddhest Priest)
    • Eigth son: Prince Dōen (道円入道親王) ()
  • Consort: Daughter of ?? (橘知繁)
    • Tenth son: Prince ?? (明承法親王) (Buddhist Priest)
  • Consort: Unknown
    • Third son: Prince ?? (行助入道親王) (Buddhist Lay Priest)
    • Fifth son: Prince ?? (寛守法親王) (Buddhist Priest)
    • Eleventh son: Prince Seisuke? (聖助法親王) (Buddhist Priest)
    • Thirteenth son: Prince ?? (寛教入道親王) (Buddhist Lay Priest)
    • First daughter: Imperial Princess Haruko? (治子内親王)
    • Second daughter: Imperial Princess Kenko? (見子内親王)


In 1351, Ashikaga Takauji briefly returned to the allegiance of the Southern Dynasty, causing the Southern Court to briefly consolidate control of the Imperial Line. However, this peace fell apart in 1352. On this occasion, the Southern Court abducted Retired (Northern) Emperors Kōgon and Kōmyō as well as Sukō and the Crown Prince, Imperial Prince Naohito, the son of Kōgon, from Kyōto to Yoshino, producing a state of affairs in which there was no Emperor in Kyōto.

Because of this, Imperial Prince Iyahito became Emperor in 1352 with the support of Ashikaga Yoshiakira.

During this period, the Era of the Northern and Southern Courts, because of the antagonism between the two competing dynasties, public order in Kyōto was disturbed. The Southern Court repeatedly recaptured Kyōto. Go-Kōgon was forced to repeatedly flee from Kyōto to Ōmi and other places. Around the time that Ashikaga Yoshimitsu was named Shōgun (1368), the Southern Courts power weakened, and order was restored to Kyoto. Also around this time, the Emperor's authority began to show its weakness.

On April 9, 1371, he abdicated in favor of his son, who became the Northern Pretender Go-En'yū. He continued to rule as Cloistered Emperor until he died of illness on March 12, 1374.

Eras of his reign



Southern Court Rivals

Preceded by:
Northern Pretender
Succeeded by:

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