See also: Nijō
The emperor Nijō (二条天皇, Nijō Tennō , July 31st 1143 - September 5th 1165) was the sixty-ten-eighth emperor Japan, according to the traditional order of the succession, and reigned nominally of the September 5th 1158 with the August 3rd 1165, the capacity in the facts being exerted by his father, the emperor withdrawn Go-Shirakawa. Its personal name was prince Morihito (守仁).
BiographyWith the beginning of the year 1160, Minamoto No Yoshitomo and Fujiwara No Nobuyori try a coup d'etat called Rébellion of Heiji, and remove Nijō and its father. Taira No Kiyomori intervenes then, and makes escape Nijō, disguised as a woman, then Go-Shirakawa, before getting rid of the Minamoto.
GenealogyNijo¯ was the son of the emperor Go-Shirakawa and Fujiwara No Ishi; it was adopted by Fujiwara No Tokushi (Bifukumon-In).
Empresses and consorts
imperial Princess Shushi ° 1141, initially called Jushi; girl of the Toba emperor; created imperial princess 27 IX 1154 under the name of Shushi; adopted by Bifukumon-In; entry with the palate March 27th, 1156; + 1176; empress (chugu) of the emperor Nijo 12 III 1159; nun Jissokaku 20 IX 1160; titrated Takamatsu-In 20 II 1162; + 20 VII 1176
Fujiwara No Ikushi ° 1146, girl of Fujiwara No Tadamichi and a girl of Minamoto No Akitoshi, perhaps called Shunshi (Toshiko); adopted by his/her half-brother Fujiwara No Motozane; entry with palates 4 I 1162; imperial wife (nyogo) 14 I 1162; empress (chugu) 6 III 1162 and (kogo) 6 III 1172); nun 10 IX 1168; + 23 IX 1173
Girl of Nakawara No Moromoto, called Horikawa No Tsubone, lady-in-waiting (nyobo); mother of:
- Princess Zenshi (Yoshiko) ° 1159; imperial princess 10 XI 1169; princess vestal of Kamo 1169-1171; + 6 IV 1171
Girl of Minamoto No Mitsunari, mother of
- Prince SE, ° 11 VIII 1164; adoptee by Takamatsu-In; enter in religion 13 IV 1174; + 22 V 1192
Girl of Fujiwara No Saneyoshi (it is said also girl of Iki No Muneto or Iki No Kanemori), mother of
- second wire: emperor Rokujo¯
a sister of the lady Kamu nor Kimi, mother of
- Prince Shin-E, ° 1164/1165; entered in religion 29 V 1176
Eras of its reign
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