Genmei of Japan

Empresses Regnant of Japan – Empress Genmei

Before Empress Genmei succeeded as Empress Regnant of Japan, she was known by her personal Abe-Hime. She was born around 662 as the fourth daughter of Emperor Tenji and Mei-no-Iratsume. She became the consort of her cousin Crown Prince Kusakabe no Miko, and they had two daughters and a son together. Her father abdicated in [read more]

Japan

Empresses Regnant of Japan – Empress Jitō

Before Empress Jitō succeeded to the throne, she was known as Unonosarara. She was born in 645 as the daughter of Emperor Tenji and Ochi-no-Iratsume. She became Empress consort as the wife of her uncle, Emperor Tenmu. They had one son together named Prince Kusakabe. Tenmu was the son of Emperor Jomei and Empress Kōgyoku [read more]