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Fujiwara no Tadahira
Fujiwara no Tadahira
|Imperial Regent of Japan|
October 16, 930 – September 9, 949
|Preceded by||Fujiwara no Mototsune|
|Succeeded by||Fujiwara no Saneyori|
|Died||September 9, 949(949-09-09) (aged 68–69)
Heian Kyō (Kyōto)
|Spouse(s)||Minamoto no Junshi
Minamoto no Shōshi
|Parents||Fujiwara no Mototsune (father)|
Fujiwara no Tadahira (藤原 忠平, 880 – September 9, 949) was a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period. He is also known as Teishin-Kō (貞信公) or Ko-ichijō Dono (小一条殿) or Ko-ichijō daijō-daijin.
Tadahira was a kuge (Japanese noble) who is credited with writing and publishing Engishiki. He is one of the principal editors responsible for the development of the Japanese legal code known as Sandai-kyaku-shiki, sometimes referred to as the Rules and Regulations of the Three Generations.
Tadahira served as regent under Emperor Suzaku who ruled from 930 to 946.
- September 17, 914 (Engi 14, 25th day of the 8th month): Dainagon Tadahira was named udaijin.
- October 16, 930 (Enchō 8, 22nd day of the 9th month): Tadahira was appointed sesshō.
- September 7, 936 (Jōhei 6, 19th day of the 8th month): He assumed the role of daijō-daijin.
- February 16, 937 (Jōhei 7, 4th day of the 1st month): He presided over the coming of age ceremony of Emperor Suzaku.
- November 29, 941 (Tengyō 4, 8th day of the 11th month): He became kampaku.
Wives and progeny
He was married to Minamoto no Junshi (源 順子), daughter of Emperor Uda.
They had a son.
- Fujiwara no Saneyori, also known as Ononomiya Dono (小野宮殿). - Kampaku for Emperor Reizei 967–969, and Sesshō for Emperor En'yū 969–970
He was also married to Monamoto no Shōshi (源 昭子), daughter of Minamoto no Yoshiari.
They had several children.
- Morosuke - Udaijin 947–960, grandfather of Emperor Reizei and Emperor En'yū
- Moroyasu (師保) - priest
- Morouji (師氏) (913–970) - Dainagon 969–970
- Morotada (師尹) (920–969) - Sadaijin 969
Daughters' mothers were unknown. (She might be Junshi or Shōshi.)
- Kishi (貴子) (904–962) - consort of Crown Prince Yasuakira
- Kanshi (寛子) (906–945) - consort of Imperial Prince Shigeakira
- 延喜式 (1723)
- 延喜式 (1828)
- Teishinkōki: the Year 939 in the Journal of Regent Fujiwara no Tadahira (1956)
- Senior First Rank (September 13, 949; posthumous)
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