Fujiwara no Tadahira
Fujiwara no Tadahira (藤原 忠平, 880 – September 9, 949) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period. He is also known as Teishin-Kō (貞信公) or Ko-ichijō Dono (小一条殿) or Ko-ichijō daijō-daijin.
Fujiwara no Tadahira
|Imperial Regent of Japan|
October 16, 930 – September 9, 949
|Preceded by||Fujiwara no Mototsune|
|Succeeded by||Fujiwara no Saneyori|
|Died||September 9, 949 (aged 68–69)|
Heian Kyō (Kyōto)
|Spouse(s)||Minamoto no Junshi|
Minamoto no Shōshi
|Parents||Fujiwara no Mototsune (father)|
Tadahira was a kuge (Japanese noble) who is credited with writing and publishing Engishiki. He is one of the principal editors responsible for the development of the Japanese legal code known as Sandai-kyaku-shiki, sometimes referred to as the Rules and Regulations of the Three Generations.
Tadahira served as regent under Emperor Suzaku who ruled from 930 to 946.
- September 17, 914 (Engi 14, 25th day of the 8th month): Dainagon Tadahira was named udaijin.
- October 16, 930 (Enchō 8, 22nd day of the 9th month): Tadahira was appointed sesshō.
- September 7, 936 (Jōhei 6, 19th day of the 8th month): He assumed the role of daijō-daijin.
- February 16, 937 (Jōhei 7, 4th day of the 1st month): He presided over the coming of age ceremony of Emperor Suzaku.
- November 29, 941 (Tengyō 4, 8th day of the 11th month): He became kampaku.
Wives and progenyEdit
He was married to Minamoto no Junshi (源 順子), daughter of Emperor Uda.
They had a son.
- Fujiwara no Saneyori, also known as Ononomiya Dono (小野宮殿). - Kampaku for Emperor Reizei 967–969, and Sesshō for Emperor En'yū 969–970
He was also married to Monamoto no Shōshi (源 昭子), daughter of Minamoto no Yoshiari.
They had several children.
- Morosuke - Udaijin 947–960, grandfather of Emperor Reizei and Emperor En'yū
- Moroyasu (師保) - priest
- Morouji (師氏) (913–970) - Dainagon 969–970
- Morotada (師尹) (920–969) - Sadaijin 969
Daughters' mothers were unknown. (She might be Junshi or Shōshi.)
- Kishi (貴子) (904–962) - consort of Crown Prince Yasuakira
- Kanshi (寛子) (906–945) - consort of Imperial Prince Shigeakira
- 延喜式 (1723)
- 延喜式 (1828)
- Teishinkōki: the Year 939 in the Journal of Regent Fujiwara no Tadahira (1956)
- Senior First Rank (September 13, 949; posthumous)
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Tadahira" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 209, p. 209, at Google Books; Brinkley, Frank et al. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era, p. 203., p. 203, at Google Books
- Brinkley, p. 177., p. 177, at Google Books
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 133., p. 133, at Google Books; see "Fousiwara-no Tada fira", pre-Hepburn romanization
- Titsingh, p. 135., p. 135, at Google Books
- Brinkley, p. 241., p. 241, at Google Books
- Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Saneyori" in p. 208, p. 208, at Google Books; Titsingh, p. 138., p. 138, at Google Books
- Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Morosuke" in p. 206, p. 206, at Google Books.
- WorldCat Identities Archived December 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine: Fujiwara, Tadahira 880-949
- Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Tokihira" in p. 210, p. 210, at Google Books.
- Brinkley, Frank and Dairoku Kikuchi. (1915). A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era. New York: Encyclopædia Britannica. OCLC 413099
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Ōdai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
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