Princess Kaoruko

Princess Kaoruko (馨子内親王, Kaoruko-naishinno, 1029–1093), also known as Saien-no Kogo (西院皇后), was an empress consort (chūgū) of her cousin Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan.[1]

Princess Kaoruko
Empress consort of Japan
Born1029
Died1093 (aged 63–64)
SpouseEmperor Go-Sanjō
HouseYamato
FatherEmperor Go-Ichijō
MotherFujiwara no Ishi

She was the daughter of Emperor Go-Ichijō. She served as Saiin (priestess) from 1032 until 1036. She married her cousin the future emperor in 1051. In 1068, her husband became emperor. She had no children.

After the death of her husband, she became a Buddhist nun under the name Saiin-no Kōgō (西院皇后). [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1915). The Imperial Family of Japan, p. x.
  2. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1915). The Imperial Family of Japan, p. x.
Japanese royalty
Preceded by Empress consort of Japan
1069-1073
Succeeded by