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Emperor Monmu

Summary
was the 42nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Monmu's reign spanned the years from 697 through 707. Traditional narrative Before his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, his personal name (imina) was Karu-shinnō. He was a grandson of Emperor Tenmu and Empress Jitō. He was the second son of Prince Kusakabe. Monmu's mother was Princess Abe, a daughter of Emperor Tenji. Monmu's mother would later accede to the throne herself, and she would be known as Empress Genmei. Events of Monmu's life Karu-shinnō was only six years old when his father, Crown Prince Kusakabe, died.
  • 697: In the 10th year of Jitō-tennōs reign (持統天皇十年), the empress abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by a grandson of Emperor Tenmu. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Monmu is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui).
Emperor Monmu ruled until his death in 707, at which point he was succeeded by his mother, Empress Genmei, who was also his first co
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