Empress Go-Sakuramachi

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  • Reign: 1762-1770
  • Japanese: 後桜町天皇 (Go Sakuramachi tennou)

Empress Go-Sakuramachi was one of the two reigning empresses of the Edo period.

A daughter of Emperor Sakuramachi (r. 1735-1747), she took the throne in 1762 following the abdication of her brother, Emperor Momozono.

Empress Go-Sakuramachi then abdicated in 1770, and was succeeded by her nephew, a son of Emperor Momozono, who took the throne as Emperor Go-Momozono.

Preceded by
Emperor Momozono
Emperor of Japan
Succeeded by
Emperor Go-Momozono


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