Emperor Suzaku

Suzaku
Emperor of Japan
ReignOctober 16, 930 – May 23, 946
CoronationDecember 14, 930
PredecessorDaigo
SuccessorMurakami
BornSeptember 7, 923
Heian Kyō (Kyōto)
DiedSeptember 6, 952(952-09-06) (aged 28)
Heian Kyō (Kyōto)
Burial
Daigo no misasagi (Kyōto)
Spouse
  • Princess Hiroko
  • Fujiwara no Yoshiko
IssuePrincess Masako
HouseYamato
FatherEmperor Daigo
MotherFujiwara no Onshi

Emperor Suzaku (朱雀天皇すざくてんのう, Suzaku-tennō, September 7, 923 – September 6, 952) was the 61st emperor of Japan,[1] according to the traditional order of succession.[2]

Suzaku's reign spanned the years from 930 through 946.[3]

Biography

Before his ascension of the Chrysanthemum Throne, his personal name (imina)[4] was Hiroakira-shinnō.[5] He was also known as Yutaakira-shinnō (寛明親王ゆたあきらしんのう).[6]

Hiroakira-shinnō was the 11th son of Emperor Daigo and Empress Consort Onshi, a daughter of the regent and great minister of the council of state, Fujiwara no Mototsune.[7]

Suzaku had two Empresses or consorts and one Imperial daughter.[8]