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Information about reign: 元正天皇 (Empress Genshō)

CountryJapan
From3 October 715
To3 March 724
Personal InformationEmpress Genshō of Japan (683 - 748)
Description

Empress Genshō (元正天皇 Genshō-tennō) was the 44th monarch of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

She was the one empress regnant in Japan's history to have inherited her title from another empress regnant rather than from a male predecessor.

Genshō's reign spanned the years 715 through 724.