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CountryJapan
From1242
To1246
Personal InformationEmperor Go-Saga of Japan (1220 - 1272)
Description

Emperor Go-Saga (後嵯峨天皇 Go-Saga-tennō) was the 88th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

His reign spanned the years 1242 through 1246.

This 13th-century sovereign was named after the 8th-century Emperor Saga and go- (後), translates literally as "later"; and thus, he is sometimes called the "Later Emperor Saga". The Japanese word go has also been translated to mean the "second one;" and in some older sources, this emperor may be identified as "Saga, the second," or as "Saga II."