Emperor Ōjin

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Emperor Ōjin
Emperor of Japan
Reign270–310 (traditional)[1]
PredecessorJingū (de facto)[a]
Chūai (traditional)
Umi (Fukuoka)
Died310 (aged 108–109)
Karushima no Toyoakira (Nara)
Eega no Mofushi no oka no misasagi (惠我藻伏崗陵) (Osaka)
IssueSee below
Posthumous name
Japanese style: Homuta no Sumeramikoto (誉田天皇)
Chinese style: Emperor Ōjin (応神天皇)
HouseImperial House of Japan
FatherEmperor Chūai
MotherEmpress Jingū

Emperor Ōjin was the 15th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Jingū's reign as Empress is now confined to legends rather than fact. Modern historians have labeled her as an "Empress regent", who was the de facto ruler until Homutawake (Ōjin) became emperor.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Genealogy of the Emperors of Japan" (PDF). Kunaicho.go.jp. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  2. Kenneth Henshall (2013). Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945. Scarecrow Press. p. 487. ISBN 9780810878723.