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Eiso 2 (永祚二年) / Shôryaku 1 (正暦元年)
Timeline of 990
- 990/1/5 Emperor Ichijô (age ten) celebrates his genpuku.
- 990/5/13 Fujiwara no Michitaka becomes head of the Fujiwara clan after his father, Fujiwara no Kaneie, falls seriously ill and resigns his posts to take the tonsure.
- 990/5/26 Fujiwara no Michitaka becomes sesshô (Imperial regent).
- 990/10/5 Fujiwara no Nobuko becomes First Empress; Fujiwara no Sadako, daughter of Michitaka, becomes Second Empress.
Other Events of 990
Births and Deaths
- 990/6 Kiyowara no Motosuke, father of Sei Shônagon, dies in Higo province at age 82.
- 990/7/2 Fujiwara no Kaneie dies at the age of 61.