Emperor Murakami

Murakami
Emperor Murakami.jpg
Emperor of Japan
Reign23 May 946 – 5 July 967
Coronation31 May 946
PredecessorSuzaku
SuccessorReizei
Born14 July 926
Heian Kyō (Kyōto)
Died5 July 967(967-07-05) (aged 40)
Seiryōden of the Heian Kyō (Kyōto)
Burial
Murakami no misasagi (Kyōto)
Spouse
Issue
Among others...
HouseYamato
FatherEmperor Daigo
MotherFujiwara no Onshi

Emperor Murakami (村上天皇, Murakami-tennō, 14 July 926 – 5 July 967) was the 62nd emperor of Japan,[1] according to the traditional order of succession.[2]

Murakami's reign spanned the years from 946 to his death in 967.[3]

Biography

Before he ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne, his personal name (imina) was Nariakira-shinnō (成明親王).[4]

Nariakira-shinnō was the 14th son of Emperor Daigo, and the younger brother of Emperor Suzaku by another mother.[5]

Murakami had ten Empresses and Imperial consorts and 19 Imperial sons and daughters.[6] He had a very nice biwa called Kenjō.