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CountryJapan
From9 April 1371
To24 May 1382
Personal InformationEmperor Go-En'yū (Ashikaga Pretender) of Japan (1359 - 1393)
Description

Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇 Go-En'yū-tennō) was the 5th of the Ashikaga Pretenders during the period of two courts.

According to pre-Meiji scholars, his reign spanned the years from 1371 through 1382.

This Nanboku-chō "sovereign" was named after the 10th century Emperor En'yū and go- (後), translates literally as "later;" and thus, he may be called the "Later Emperor En'yū". The Japanese word "go" has also been translated to mean the "second one"; and in some older sources, this would-be emperor may be identified as "En'yū, the second", or as "En'yū II".