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Emperor Sushun of Japan

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Emperor Sushun (崇峻天皇) was the 32nd imperial ruler of Japan (587-592). He was the twelfth son of the Emperor Kimmei by Oane no kimi, a daughter of Soga no Iname who was the chief of the Soga clan. His name in birth was Prince Hatsusebe (長谷部皇子, Hatsusebe no miko).

He succeeded his half brother, Emperor Yomei in 587 with the support of the Soga clan and the Empress Suiko, his half sister and the widow of the Emperor Bidatsu. The Mononobe clan allied with Prince Anahobe, another son of Kimmei and attempted to have him installed as Emperor, but failed. The head of the Soga clan, Soga no Umako, killed Mononobe no Moriya, the head of the clan of Mononobe, which led to the Mononobe clan's decline.

He was assassinated in 592 after losing the support of the Soga clan.


Preceded by:
Yomei
Emperor of Japan
587-592
Succeeded by:
Suiko

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