- Reign: 507-531AD
- Period: Kofun Period
- Family: Emperor Ankan (son) Emperor Senka (son) Emperor Kinmei (son) Emperor Ojin (ancestor)
- Burial Place: –
- Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Buretsu * Successor Emperor Ankan
Emperor Keitai (継体天皇) was the twenty-sixth Emperor of Japan. If the records are true he had his son Ankan when he was only 13 years old.
Reluctantly he accepted the throne as a middle-aged man, however, it is said:
he loved the people and was courteous to men of worth. He was of a generous disposition.
1. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.
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