Emperor Saga

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  • Born: 774
  • Died: 824
  • Japanese: 嵯峨天皇 (Saga tennô)

Emperor Saga was the third Emperor to rule from Heian-kyô (Kyoto), and the second to be posthumously named after the site of his mausoleum.

He was a half-brother of Emperor Heizei, and succeeded to the throne in 809 upon Heizei's abdication.

Preceded by
Emperor Heizei
Emperor of Japan
Succeeded by
Emperor Junna


  • Luke Roberts, Performing the Great Peace, University of Hawaii Press (2012), 172.