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Emperor Montoku

Summary
(August 826 – 7 October 858) was the 55th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Montoku's reign lasted from 850 to 858. Traditional narrative Before Montoku's ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, his personal name (imina) was Michiyasu. He was also known as Tamura-no-mikado or Tamura-tei. He was the eldest son of Emperor Ninmyō. His mother was Empress Dowager Fujiwara no Junshi (also called the Gojō empress 五条后), daughter of the minister of the left, Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu. Montoku had six Imperial consorts and 29 Imperial children. Events of Montoku's life
  • 6 May 850 (Kashō 3, 21st day of the 3rd month): In the 17th year of Ninmyō-tennōs reign (仁明天皇十七年), the emperor died; and his eldest son received the succession (senso).
  • 850 (Kashō 3, 4th month): Emperor Montoku formally acceded to the throne (sokui).
  • 850 (Kashō 3, 5th month): The widow of Emperor Saga, who was also the mother of Emperor Ninmyō and the
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