- Reign: 572-585AD
- Period: Asuka Period
- Family: Emperor Kinmei (father) Empress Suiko (wife) Emperor Yōmei (half-brother) Emperor Jomei (grand-son)
- Burial Place: –
- Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Kinmei * Successor Emperor Yōmei
Emperor Bidatsu (敏達天皇) was the thirtieth Emperor of Japan.
During his reign there were several court power struggles with the Soga Clan as more Buddhist scriptures, images, priests and nuns arrived from Korea. Bidatsu wavered between Buddhism and Shinto throughout his reign, finally dying of pestilence aged 47.1
1. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.
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