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Empress Suiko

Empress Suiko (推古天皇, Suiko-tennō?) (554 – 15 April 628) was the 33rd monarch of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

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Soga No Emishi
... to the Nihonshoki, from the end of the reign of Empress Suiko to that of Empress Kōgyoku, Emishi enjoyed influence in the court ... After the death of Empress Suiko, Emishi succeeded in installing Prince Tamura on the throne as Emperor Jomei by citing the will of Empress Suiko ... After the discernment of Emperor Jomei, Emishi supported Empress Kōgyoku ...
Empress Suiko - Traditional Narrative - Events of Suiko's Life
... Empress Suiko was a consort to her half-brother, Emperor Bidatsu, but after Bidatsu's first wife died she became his official consort and was given the title Ōkisaki (official consort of the emperor) ... After Bidatsu's death, Suiko's brother, Emperor Yōmei, came to power for about two years before dying of illness ... When asked to accede to the throne to fill the power vacuum that subsequently developed, Suiko became the first of what would be several examples in Japanese history ...
Ancient Japan - Classical Japan - Asuka Period
... Prince Shōtoku came to power in Japan as Regent to Empress Suiko in 594 ... Empress Suiko had come to the throne as the niece of the previous Emperor—Sujun (588–593)--who had been assassinated in 593 ... Empress Suiko had also been married to a prior Emperor—Bidatsu (572–585), but she was the first female ruler of Japan since the legendary matriarchal times ...

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