Emperor Go-Daigo

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Emperor Go-Daigo

Birth
Death 19 Sep 1339 (aged 50)
Burial Yoshino, Yoshino-gun, Nara, Japan
Memorial ID 7797927 · View Source
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Japan Emperor. Also known as Prince Takaharu, he became the 96th emperor of Japan, ruling from 1319 to 1339. He is known best for his efforts to overthrow the Kamakura shogunate by forming an alliance with powerful warriors Masashige Kusunoki and Takauji Ashikaga in 1333. Because he felt poorly compensated, Ashikaga subsequently drove Go-Daigo from the capital of Kyoto to a point of refuge in Yoshino. After engaging in a civil war with the forces of Komyo, a second emperor appointed by Ashikaga, he ultimately abdicated in favor of his son, Go-Murakami, and died the following day.

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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 26 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7797927
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emperor Go-Daigo (26 Nov 1288–19 Sep 1339), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7797927, citing Nyoirin-ji Temple Cemetery, Yoshino, Yoshino-gun, Nara, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .