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Encyclopedia > Emperor Tenji
Emperor Tenji (From Ogura Hyakunin Isshu)
Emperor Tenji (From Ogura Hyakunin Isshu)
Tomb of Emperor Tenji, Kyoto
Tomb of Emperor Tenji, Kyoto

Emperor Tenji (天智天皇 Tenji Tennō) (626-672), also known as Prince Naka no Ōe (中大兄皇子, Naka no Ōe no Ōji) and Emperor Tenchi, was the 38th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He was the son of Emperor Jomei, but was preceded as ruler by his mother Empress Saimei. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Tomb of Emperor Tenji of Japan, Kyoto I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Tomb of Emperor Tenji of Japan, Kyoto I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Kyōto ) (lit. ... Events July 2 - In the early morning, Li Shimin, the future Emperor Tang Taizong of China, eliminated two of his brothers, Li Yuanji and the crown prince Li Jiancheng in a coup détat at the Xuanwu Gate in Changan. ... Events April 11 - Adeodatus succeeds Vitalian as Pope. ... Emperor Jomei (舒明天皇 Jomei Tennō) (593- November 17, 641[1]) was the 34th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Empress Kōgyoku (皇極天皇 Kōgyoku Tennō), also Empress Saimei (斉明天皇 Saimei Tennō) (594–661) was the 35th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ...


As prince, Naka no Ōe played a crucial role in ending the near-total control the Soga clan had over the imperial family. In 644, seeing the Soga continue to gain power, he conspired with Nakatomi no Kamatari and Soga no Kurayamada no Ishikawa no Maro to assassinate Soga no Iruka in what has come to be known as the Itsushi Incident. Although the assassination did not go exactly as planned, Iruka was killed, and his father and predecessor, Soga no Emishi, committed suicide soon after. Following the Itsushi Incident, Iruka's adherents dispersed largely without a fight, and Naka no Ōe was named heir apparent. He also married the daughter of his ally Soga no Kurayamada, thus ensuring that a significant portion of the Soga clan's power was on his side. The Soga clan was one of the most powerful clans in Yamato Japan. ... Events Births Deaths Paulinus of York, bishop of Northumbria November: Omar, Second caliph of Islam by assassination. ... Fujiwara no Kamatari (藤原鎌足, 614–669 A.D.) was the founder of the Fujiwara clan in Japan. ... Soga no Iruka (蘇我入鹿 ? - July 10, 645) was a statesman in the Yamato Period of Japan. ... The tomb of Soga no Irukas head in Asuka-mura, Nara Prefecture. ... Soga no Emishi (蘇我 蝦夷; 587 - 645) was a statesman of Yamato Imperial Court. ...


Naka no Ōe reigned as Emperor Tenji from 661 to 672. In 662, he compiled the first Japanese legal code known to modern historians. Events Caliph Ali Ben Abu Talib is assassinated. ... Events April 11 - Adeodatus succeeds Vitalian as Pope. ... Events The regent Grimuald usurps the kingship of the Lombards, driving Perctarit into exile and killing Godepert Births Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Japanese poet (approximate date) Deaths Maximus the Confessor, Byzantine theologian Godepert, king of the Lombards Categories: 662 ...


Following his death in 672, there ensued a succession dispute between his fourteen children (many by different mothers). In the end, he was succeeded by his son, Prince Otomo, also known as Emperor Kobun, then by Tenji's brother Prince Oama, also known as Emperor Temmu. Almost one hundred years after Tenji's death, the throne passed to his grandson Emperor Kōnin. Events April 11 - Adeodatus succeeds Vitalian as Pope. ... 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. ... Emperor Temmu (天武天皇 Tenmu Tennō) (c. ... Emperor Kōnin (光仁天皇 Kōnin Tennō) (November 18, 709[1] – January 11, 782[2]) was the 49th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ...


One of his 31-syllable poems was chosen by Fujiwara no Teika as the first in the very popular anthology Hyakunin Isshu. Monument to Fujiwara no Teika, Ogura, Kyoto Fujiwara no Teika or Sadaie (藤原定家: 1162–September 26, 1241) was a Japanese waka poet, critic, carigrapher, scribe and scholar of the late Heian and early Kamakura periods. ... Monument commemorating 700th anniversary of Teikas death The Hyakunin Isshu (百人一首) is an anthology of waka poems. ...

Preceded by:
Empress Saimei
Emperor of Japan
661-672
Succeeded by:
Emperor Kōbun

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Emperor Temmu at AllExperts (1004 words)
He was the youngest son of Emperor Jomei and Empress Saimei, and the younger brother of the Emperor Tenji.
This was because Tenji had no appropriate heir among his sons at that time, as none of their mothers was of a rank high enough to give the necessary political support.
It seems clear, however, that Temmu strengthened the power of the emperor and appointed his sons to the highest offices of his government, reducing the traditional influence of powerful clans such as the Ōtomo and Soga.
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