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Encyclopedia > Emperor Kobun

Emperor Kōbun (弘文天皇 Kōbun Tennō), also known as Prince Otomo (648 - 672) was the 39th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from the twelfth month fifth day, 671 to the seventh month 23rd day, 672. Events Pope Theodore I excommunicates patriarch Paul II of Constantinople Births Emperor Kobun of Japan Categories: 648 ... Events April 11 - Adeodatus succeeds Vitalian as Pope. ...

Life and Death

His Father, Emperor Tenji had originally designated his brother, Prince Ō-ama, to succeed him as Emperor. But after the birth of Otomo, he changed his mind. He began to become obsessed by the idea of his son succeeding him, causing Ō-ama to leave and travel into the mountains to become a monk. ...

When Otomo took to the throne after his Father's death as Emperor Kobun, Ō-ama returned with an army (Jinshin incident). The Jinshin War (壬申の乱, Jinshin no Ran) was a succession dispute in Japan which broke out in 672 following the death of Emperor Tenji. ...

In the violence that ensued, Kobun's army was beaten so he committed suicide and his uncle, Prince Ō-ama, took the throne as Emperor Temmu. Emperor Temmu (天武天皇 Tenmu Tennō) (c. ...

Preceded by:
Emperor Tenji
Emperor of Japan
Succeeded by:
Emperor Temmu



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