Information about reign: 後鳥羽天皇 (Emperor Go-Toba)
|Personal Information||Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (1180 - 1239)|
Emperor Go-Toba (後鳥羽天皇 Go-Toba-tennō) was the 82nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
His reign spanned the years from 1183 through 1198.
This 12th-century sovereign was named after Emperor Toba, and go- (後), translates literally as "later"; and thus, he is sometimes called the "Later Emperor Toba". The Japanese word go has also been translated to mean the "second one"; and in some older sources, this emperor may be identified as "Toba the Second" or as "Toba II".