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|Emperor of Japan|
|Born||22 December 1178|
|Died||25 April 1185 (aged 6)|
|Buried||Amida-ji no Misasagi (Shimonoseki)|
He was the son of Emperor Takakura.
Events of Antoku's life
Antoku was named Crown Prince at around one month of age. He became emperor at one year of age.
- 1180 (Jishō 4, 21st day of the 4th month): In the 12th year of Takakura-tennō 's reign, he abdicated. The succession (the senso) was received by his infant son. Soon after, Emperor Antoku is said to have accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui).
- 1183 (Juei 2, 20th day of the 8th month): Emperor Go-Toba was named emperor by former-Emperor Go-Shirakawa. This meant that there were two emperors at the same time. Go-Toba was in Kyoto and Antoko was fleeing towards the south.
- 1185 (Genryaku 2, 24th day of the 3rd month): The Taira clan and the Minamoto clan clashed in the naval Battle of Dan-no-ura in the Shimonoseki Strait at the southern tip of the island of Honshu.
After his death
Eras of Antoku's reign
The years of Antoku's reign reign include more than one era name..
Notes and references
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 安徳天皇 (81); retrieved 2012-10-7.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 200–207; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 333–334; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 214–215.
- Brown, p. 333; Varley, p. 214.
- Titsingh, p. 200.
- Titsingh, p. 200; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami.
- Titsingh, p. 200; compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-10-7.
- Titsingh, p. 207.
- Heike is another name for "House of the Taira".
- Genji is another name for "House of the Minamoto".
- Kitagawa, Hiroshi et al. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p. 787; Titsingh, pp. 211–212.
- "Antoku," Encylopedia Britannica; retrieved 2012-10-7.
- Kitagawa, pp. 676-677.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 422.
- Titsingh, pp. 200–207; Brown, pp. 333–334.
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