Emperor Go-Sanjo

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Emperor Go-Sanjô was an emperor of the Heian period.

A son of Emperor Go-Suzaku and grandson of Prince Sanjô, he took the throne in 1068 upon the death of his half-brother Emperor Go-Reizei.

Fujiwara no Norimichi served as kanpaku (regent) throughout Go-Sanjô's reign.

Go-Sanjô was succeeded in turn by his son, who took the throne in 1072 as Emperor Shirakawa.

Preceded by
Emperor Go-Reizei
Emperor of Japan
Succeeded by
Emperor Shirakawa


  • Evelyn Rawski, Early Modern China and Northeast Asia: Cross-Border Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (2015), 155.