Taishō, Emperor of Japan, 1879-1926

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Emperor Taishō (Personal Name: Yoshihito, b. 31 August 1879, Tokyo, Japan-d. 25 December 1926, Hayama, Japan) was the 123 Emperor of Japan, reigning from 1912-1926. He married Kujō Sadako in 1900 and had 4 children. He succeeded his father, Emperor Meiji in 1912 Having always suffered from ill health, he was not a charismatic ruler and eventually appointed his son, Prince Hirohito, regent in 1921. He is considered the first Tokyo emperor since first to live in Tokyo, not Kyoto.
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referencedIn Frederick Joseph Horne Papers, 1893-1967, (bulk 1900-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Horne, Frederick Joseph, 1880-1959. Frederick Joseph Horne papers, 1893-1967 (bulk 1900-1945). Library of Congress
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Japan 00 JP
Hayama 19 JP
Tokyo 40 JP


Birth 1879-08-31

Death 1926-12-25


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