Information about Empress Meishō of Japan

Empress Meishō of Japan (9 January 1624 - 4 December 1696)

Empress Meishō (明正天皇 Meishō-tennō) was the 109th Imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

Her reign lasted from 1629 to 1643.

In the history of Japan, Meishō was the seventh of eight women to become empress regnant. The six who reigned before her were Suiko, Kōgyoku/Saimei, Jitō, Gemmei, Genshō and Kōken/Shōtoku. Her sole female successor was Go-Sakuramachi.

Empress Meishō of Japan reigned in...
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明正天皇 (Empress Meishō) Flag of Japan Japan 22 December 1629 14 November 1643
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