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Empress Suiko (推古天皇 Suiko Tennō?, 554April 15, 628[1]) was the 33rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and the first known woman to hold this position. Events The Byzantine general Narses reconquers all of Italy. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Events Khusro II of Persia overthrown Pippin of Landen becomes Mayor of the Palace Brahmagupta writes the Brahmasphutasiddhanta Births Deaths Empress Suiko of Japan Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards Categories: 628 ...


She had several names including Princess Nukatabe and (possibly posthumous) Toyomike Kashikiya. She was the third daughter of Emperor Kimmei, and her mother was Soga no Iname's daughter, Soga no Kitashihime. She was a consort to her half-brother Emperor Bidatsu, but after Bidatsu's first wife died she became his official wife and was given the title Ōkisaki (official wife of the emperor). She bore two sons and three daughters. Emperor Kimmei (欽明天皇 Kinmei Tennō) (509-571) was the 29th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and the first to whom contemporary historiography assigns clear dates. ... Soga no Iname (蘇我稲目, died 570). ... Soga no Kitashihime (蘇我堅塩媛). Daughter of Soga no Iname and consort to Emperor Kimmei. ... Emperor Bidatsu (敏達天皇 Bidatsu Tennō) (538- September 14, 585) was the 30th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ...


After Bidatsu's death, Suiko's brother, Emperor Yōmei, came to power for a brief period of about two years before dying of illness. Upon Yōmei's death, a power struggle arose between the Soga clan and the Mononobe clan, with the Sogas supporting Prince Hatsusebe and the Mononobes supporting Prince Anahobe. The Sogas prevailed and Prince Hatsusebe acceded to the throne as Emperor Sushun in 587. However, Soga no Umako quickly began to fear Sushun's growing resentment of the power of the Soga clan and Umako had him assassinated by Yamatoaya Atai Koma (東漢直駒) in 592. When asked to accede to the throne to fill the power vacuum that then developed, Suiko became the first of several examples in Japanese history where a woman was chosen to accede to the throne to avert a power struggle. Prince Shōtoku was appointed regent the following year and, although political power during Suiko's reign is widely viewed as having been wielded by Prince Shōtoku and Soga no Umako, Suiko was far from powerless. For example, her refusal to grant Soga no Umako's request that he be granted the imperial territory known as Kazuraki no Agata in 624 is widely cited as evidence of her independence from his influence. Some of the many achievements under Empress Suiko's reign include the official recognition of Buddhism by the issuance of the Flourishing Three Treasures Edict in 594, the opening of relations with the Sui court in 600, the adoption of the Twelve Level Cap and Rank System in 603 and the adoption of the Seventeen-article constitution in 604. Suiko was also one of the first Buddhist monarchs in Japan and had taken the vows of a nun shortly before becoming empress. ... The Soga clan was one of the most powerful clans in Yamato Japan. ... Mononobe clan (物部氏; mononobe-shi) was an old Japanese clan of Yamato period. ... Emperor Sushun (崇峻天皇 Sushun Tennō) was the 32nd emperor of Japan (587-592), according to the traditional order of succession. ... Emperor Sushun (崇峻天皇 Sushun Tennō) was the 32nd emperor of Japan (587-592), according to the traditional order of succession. ... Events End of the Nan Liang Dynasty in China. ... Soga no Umako (蘇我馬子; 551? - 20 May 626), the son of Soga no Iname and the strongest member of Soga clan of Japan, conducted politicial reforms with Prince Shotoku during the rules of Emperors Bidatsu and Suiko, and established Soga clans stronghold in the governemt by having his daughter married... Events After the great slaughter at Woddesbeorg, Ceawlin is deposed as both king of Wessex and Bretwalda. ... Sculpture of Prince Shotoku in Asuka Dera, Asuka, Nara Prince Shōtoku (聖徳太子 574-622) was a regent and a politician of the Imperial Court in Japan. ... Events Justus becomes Archbishop of Canterbury. ... Events Births Empress Kogyoku of Japan = Empress Saimei Deaths Gregory of Tours, bishop and historian Categories: 594 ... The Sui Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; 581-619[1]) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ... The population of the Earth rises to about 208 million people. ... Twelve level cap and rank system (冠位十二階 Kani JÅ«nikai). ... Events Battle of Degsastan: Aethelfrith of Northumbria defeats Aedan of Dalriada. ... The Seventeen-article constitution (十七条憲法 JÅ«shichijō kenpō) is a document originating in 604 and said to be authored by Prince Shōtoku. ... Events April 13 - Sabinianus becomes Pope, succeeding Gregory I. September 13 - Pope Sabinianus is consecrated. ... Buddhism is a dharmic, non-theistic religion, which is also a philosophy and a system of psychology. ... Nun in cloister, 1930; photograph by Doris Ulmann A nun is a woman who has taken special vows committing her to a religious life. ...


At a time when imperial succession was generally determined by clan leaders, rather than the emperor, Suiko left only vague indications of succession to two candidates while on her deathbed. One, Prince Tamura, was a grandson of Emperor Bidatsu and was supported by the main line of Sogas, including Soga no Emishi. The other, Prince Yamashiro, was a son of Prince Shōtoku and had the support of some lesser members of the Soga clan. After a brief struggle within the Soga clan in which one of Prince Yamashiro's main supporters was killed, Prince Tamura was chosen and he acceded to the throne as Emperor Jomei in 629. 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. ... Soga no Emishi (蘇我 蝦夷; 587 - 645) was a statesman of Yamato Imperial Court. ... Prince Yamashiro (山背大兄王, Yamashiro no ÅŒe no ÅŒ)(d. ... 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. ... Events Jerusalem reconquered by Byzantine Empire from the Persian Empire (September). ...


The two oldest volcanoes in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain are named for Suiko. They are approximately 65 million years old.[2] For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain is composed of the Hawaiian Ridge and the Emperor Seamounts, a vast underwater mountain region beneath the northern Pacific Ocean that stretches over 3,600 miles from the Aleutian Trench in the far northwest Pacific to Lo‘ihi seamount southeast of the Island of...


Notes

  1. ^ April 15, 628 corresponds to the Seventh Day of the Third Month of 628 (Boshi) of the traditional lunisolar calendar used in Japan until 1873.
  2. ^ The Formation of the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Center for Volcanology (2005-04-04). Retrieved on 2006-04-19.

April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Events Khusro II of Persia overthrown Pippin of Landen becomes Mayor of the Palace Brahmagupta writes the Brahmasphutasiddhanta Births Deaths Empress Suiko of Japan Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards Categories: 628 ... The Chinese sexagenary cycle (Chinese: ; pinyin: gānzhī) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhī). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering the years, not only in... A lunisolar calendar is a calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ...

See also

Preceded by
Emperor Sushun
Empress of Japan
593-628
Succeeded by
Emperor Jomei

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Empress Suiko Summary (1467 words)
Suiko was the second daughter of Emperor Kimmei and was known as Toyo-mike Kashiki-ya-hime.
Once Empress Suiko was on the throne, Umako nominated as heir apparent and regent not one of Suiko's seven sons but the second son of Yomei, the Prince Umayado (Shotoku Taishi).
Suiko was also one of the first Buddhist monarchs in Japan and had taken the vows of a nun shortly before becoming empress.
BIGpedia - Empress Suiko of Japan - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (272 words)
Empress Suiko (推古天皇) (554-628) was the 33rd imperial ruler of Japan and the first woman to hold this position.
She accepted and became the first female imperial ruler of Japan.She reigned from 593 to 628, but took little active part in affairs of state, which were handled by Prince Shotoku, the son of her brother Emperor Yomei who was married to Suiko's daughter.
Suiko was one of the first Buddhist monarchs in Japan and had taken the vows of a nun shortly before becoming empress.
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