Emperor Go-Komyo

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  • Born: 1633
  • Died: 1654
  • Reign: 1643-1654
  • Japanese: 後光明天皇 (Go Koumyou tennou)

Emperor Go-Kômyô was an emperor of the early Edo period.

Go-Kômyô was a son of Emperor Go-Mizunoo by his consort Sono Mitsuko, also known as Mibu-in. He took the throne in 1643 following the abdication of his half-sister Empress Meishô.

He died in 1654 and was succeeded by another half-brother, who took the throne as Emperor Go-Sai.

Preceded by
Empress Meishô
Emperor of Japan
Succeeded by
Emperor Go-Sai


  • Evelyn Rawski, Early Modern China and Northeast Asia: Cross-Border Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (2015), 157.