Emperor Chūai

Emperor Chūai
Artistic depiction of Emperor Chūai.

Emperor Chūai

Emperor Chūai (仲哀天皇) was the fourteenth Emperor of Japan, inheriting the throne from his uncle Emperor Seimu after being made Crown Prince in the 48th year of his reign after Seimu’s son died young.

He is described as a phenomenally big man.

During his reign, he established and maintained his capital in Kyushu after quelling a rebellion there. After his death, he was succeeded by his widow Empress Jingu.1


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

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