Emperor Konoe

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Emperor Konoe was an emperor of the Heian period.

A son of Emperor Toba & Empress Bifukumon-in, and grandson of Fujiwara no Nagazane, he took the throne in 1141 following the abdication of his half-brother Emperor Sutoku. Fujiwara no Tadamichi served as regent throughout his reign.

Konoe was succeeded by his half-brother Emperor Go-Shirakawa in 1155.

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


  • Evelyn Rawski, Early Modern China and Northeast Asia: Cross-Border Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (2015), 156.