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CountryJapan
From18 September 1339
To29 March 1368
Personal InformationEmperor Go-Murakami of Japan (1328 - 1368)
Description

Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō) was the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and a member of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period of rival courts.

He reigned from September 18, 1339 until March 29, 1368 (Shōhei 23, 11th day of the 3rd month).

His personal name was Noriyoshi (義良). He reigned from Sumiyoshi, Ōsaka, Yoshino, Nara, and other temporary locations.

This 14th-century sovereign was named after the 10th-century Emperor Murakami and go- (後), translates literally as "later"; and thus, he is sometimes called the "Later Emperor Murakami". The Japanese word go has also been translated to mean the "second one"; and in some older sources, this emperor may be identified as "Murakami, the second", or as "Murakami II".