Emperor Ankō

Emperor Ankō
Artistic depiction of Emperor Ankō.

Emperor Ankō

Emperor Ankō (安康天皇) was the twentieth Emperor of Japan. This Emperor killed his brother (the apparent heir) to take the throne.

He only reigned for two years, killed aged 56. His nephew Prince Mayowa decapitating him as he lay in a drunken stupor in the lap of his favourite consort.1

Footnotes

1. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.

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