Information about Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan

Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (26 November 1288 - 19 September 1339)

Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇 Go-Daigo-tennō) was the 96th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

Post-Meiji historians construe Go-Daigo's reign to span 1318-1339; however, pre-Meiji accounts of his reign considered the years of his reign to encompass only between 1318-1332. Pre-Meiji scholars also considered Go-Daigo a pretender Emperor in the years from 1336 through 1339.

This 14th-century sovereign was named after the 9th-century Emperor Daigo and go- (後), translates literally as "later;" and thus, he is sometimes called the 'Later Emperor Daigo'. The Japanese word go has also been translated to mean the "second one;" and in some older sources, this emperor may be identified as 'Daigo, the second,' or as 'Daigo II.'

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後醍醐天皇 (Emperor Go-Daigo) Flag of Japan Japan 29 March 1318 18 September 1339
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