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Taisho Emperor
Given name: Yoshihito (嘉仁)
Childhood name: Haru-no-miya
Dates of reign: 19121926
Era name: Taishō (大正)
Era dates: 19121926
Posthumous name: Taishō Emperor (大正天皇)

Yoshihito (嘉仁), the Taishō Emperor (大正天皇), (August 31, 1879December 25, 1926, r. 1912–1926), was the 123rd imperial ruler of Japan. He was the surviving son of Emperor Meiji by Yanagiwara Naruko, a lady-in-waiting at the Imperial Palace. Emperor Meiji's consort, Empress Shoken (Haruko), was officially regarded as his mother. He received the personal name of Yoshihito and the title Haru-no-miya (Prince Haru) from the emperor on September 6, 1879. He was officially declared heir apparent on August 31, 1887 and had his formal investiture as crown prince on November 3, 1888. yoshihito File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Yamada Tarō, a common Japanese name (male) For more background on this topic, see family name. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... The following is a traditional list of Emperors of Japan. ... Emperor Meiji (Mutsuhito) Mutsuhito (睦仁), the Meiji Emperor (明治天皇, literally Enlightened Rule Emperor) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912) was the 122nd Emperor of Japan. ... Lady in Waiting is an album by American southern rock band The Outlaws, released in 1976. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


On May 25, 1900, Crown Prince Yoshihito married then 16-year-old Sadako, the daughter of Prince Kujo Mitchitaka [peer], the head of the five senior branches of the Fujiwara clan, and had issue: May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Empress Sadako (June 25, 1884 - May 17, 1951) was married to the Taisho Emperor and was the mother of Emperor Hirohito. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Lords and Barons prove their Nobility by hanging their Banners and exposing their Coats-of-arms at the Windows of the Lodge of the Heralds. ... The Fujiwara clan (藤原氏 Fujiwara-shi) was a clan of regents who had sort of monopoly to the Sekkan positions, Sesshō and Kampaku. ...

  1. The future Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito), (April 29, 1901January 7, 1989); married Princess Nagako (March 6, 1903June 16, 2000), eldest daughter of Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi; and had issue.
  2. Prince Chichibu (Yasuhito), (May 26, 1902January 4, 1953); married September 28, 1928 Miss Matsudaira Setsuko (September 9, 1909August 25, 1995), eldest daughter of Mr. Matsudaira Tsuneo, sometime Japanese ambassador to Britain and the United States, and imperial household minister; no issue.
  3. Prince Takamatsu (Nobuhito), (March 1, 1905February 3, 1987); married February 4, 1930 Tokugawa Kikuko (December 26, 1911December 18, 2004), second daughter of Prince Tokugawa Yoshihisa [peer]; no issue.
  4. Prince Mikasa (Takahito), (born December 2, 1915); married October 22, 1941 Yuriko (born June 6, 1923), second daughter of Viscount Takagi Masanori.

Yoshihito had contracted meningitis shortly after birth, leaving him in poor health both physically and mentally. (There are also rumors of lead poisoning.) He was kept out of view from the public as much as possible, even after his ascension to the throne in 1912. On one of the rare occasions he was seen in public, the 1913 opening of the Diet, when he rolled his prepared speech into a telescope and stared at the assembly through it instead of reading it. After 1919, he undertook no official duties, and Hirohito was named Prince Regent in 1921. Hirohito (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan who reigned from 1926 to 1989. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nagako (良子), Empress and later Empress Dowager of Japan, consort to the Emperor Showa Hirohito, (March 6, 1903 - June 16, 2000) and mother of the Emperor Akihito. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi (Kuni no miya Kuniyoshi ō) (23 June 1873 - 29 June 1929) was a member of the Japanese imperial family and a career army officer during the Meiji and Taisho periods. ... Prince Chichibu at the 1937 World Boy Scout Jamboree Prince Chichibu (Yasuhito) of Japan, (25 June 1903 - 24 January 1953) (Chichibu no miya Yasuhito Shinnō), also known as Prince Yasuhito, was the second son of the Emperor Taisho and a younger brother of the Emperor Shōwa. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 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February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... His Imperial Highness, Prince Mikasa (Takahito) of Japan (Mikasa no miya Takahito Shinnō; born December 15, 1915) is the fourth and youngest son of the Emperor Taishō and the Empress Teimei. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A viscount is a member of the European nobility, especially, as in the British peerage, ranking above a baron, below a (British) earl or (his continental equivalent) count. ... Inferior view of a brain with meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae. ... Lead poisoning is a condition, also known as plumbism or painters colic, caused by increased blood serum lead levels. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The National Diet of Japan (国会; Kokkai) is Japans legislature. ... 50 cm refracting telescope at Nice Observatory. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts of head of state, especially if not the Monarch (who has higher titles). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Upon his death, he was succeeded by his son, Hirohito. Hirohito (裕仁), the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇), (April 29, 1901 - January 7, 1989) reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989. ...


See also

Yoshihito, the Taisho Emperor in his coronation robes
Yoshihito, the Taisho Emperor in his coronation robes


History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Taisho period (大正 Taishō, lit. ... From [1], in the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... From [1], in the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...

Preceded by:
Meiji
Emperor of Japan
1912-1926
Succeeded by:
Shōwa


Emperor Mutsuhito Mutsuhito or Mitsuhito (睦仁), the Meiji Emperor (明治天皇, literally wise ruling heaven emperor) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912) was the 122nd Emperor of Japan. ... The following is a traditional list of Emperors of Japan. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hirohito (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan who reigned from 1926 to 1989. ...


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