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Emperor Uda

Summary
was the 59th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Uda's reign spanned the years from 887 through 897. Traditional narrative Name and legacy Before his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, his personal name (imina) was Sadami or Chōjiin-tei. Emperor Uda was the third son of Emperor Kōkō. His mother was Empress Dowager Hanshi, a daughter of Prince Nakano (who was himself a son of Emperor Kanmu). Uda had five Imperial consorts and 20 Imperial children. Particularly important sons include:
  • Prince Atsuhito (884–930).
  • Prince Atsuzane (敦実親王) (893–967).
Historical background In ancient Japan, there were four noble clans, the Gempeitōkitsu (源平藤橘). One of these clans, the Minamoto clan (源氏), is also known as Genji. Some of Uda's grandchildren were granted the surname Minamoto (Minamoto is the most used surname for former Japanese royalty.). In order to distinguish Uda's descendants from other Minamoto clan families (源氏)
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