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Emperor Uda (宇多天皇 Uda Tennō) (May 5, 867- July 19, 931) was the 59th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from November 7, 887 to July 3, 897. His birthname was Sadami (定省). May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Events September - Basil I becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Events Ramiro II of Leon becomes king of León Eric Bloodaxe becomes second king of Norway Births Deaths Emperor Uda of Japan Harald I of Norway Categories: 931 ... His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Akihito. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... Events Emperor Uda ascends to the throne of Japan Births Deaths September 18 - Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle) Emperor Koko of Japan Categories: 887 ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... Events January - the Cadaver Synod July/August- Pope Stephen VII dies and is succeeded by Pope Romanus. ...


Emperor Uda was the seventh son of Emperor Kōkō by Princess Madarako whose grandfather was Emperor Kammu. His father, Emperor Kōkō, demoted his sons from the rank of imperial royals to that of subjects in order to reduce the state expenses, as well as their political influence. Then Sadami was given the clan name of Minamoto and named Minamoto no Sadami. Later, in 887, when Kōkō needed to appoint his successor, Sadami was once again promoted to the Imperial Prince rank with support of Kampaku (regent) Fujiwara no Mototsune, since Sadami was adopted by a half-sister of Mototsune. Emperor Koko (From Ogura Hyakunin Isshu) Emperor Kōkō (光孝天皇 Kōkō Tennō) (830-887) was the 58th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Emperor Kanmu Emperor Kanmu ) (737–806) was the 50th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Minamoto (源) was an honorary surname bestowed by the Emperors of Japan of the Heian Period to their sons and grandsons after accepting them as royal subjects. ... Events Emperor Uda ascends to the throne of Japan Births Deaths September 18 - Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle) Emperor Koko of Japan Categories: 887 ... In Japan, the Sesshō (摂政) was a title given to a regent who was named to assist an emperor when the emperor was still a child, before the coming of age, or female. ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts as head of state, especially if not the monarch (who has higher titles). ... Fujiwara no Mototsune (藤原基経, 836-891) continued the trend begun by Yoshifusa of monopolising the position of regent to the Japanese emperor. ...


After the death of his father in November of that year, he ascended to the throne.


In the beginning of his reign, Mototsune held the office of Kampaku, serving as regent. After Mototsune's death, Fujirwara no Tokihira and Sugawara no Michizane were in Uda's favor. Sugawara no Michizane (菅原道真 845 - March 26, 903) was a scholar, poet, and politician in Heian Period of Japan. ...


Uda founded Ninna-ji Temple and after his abdication made it his residence. Ninnaji Temple (仁和寺) is a large temple complex in northwest Kyoto founded in 888 by the retired Emperor Uda. ...


In 897 he abdicated in favor of his eldest son by a Fujiwara woman, Prince Atsuhito. Events January - the Cadaver Synod July/August- Pope Stephen VII dies and is succeeded by Pope Romanus. ... Emperor Daigo (醍醐天皇 Daigo Tennō) (January 18, 885– October 23, 930) was the 60th Imperial Ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ...

Preceded by:
Emperor Kōkō
Emperor of Japan
887-897
Succeeded by:
Emperor Daigo

 
 

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