Fujiwara no Muchimaro

Fujiwara no Muchimaro
Fujiwara no Muchimaro

Fujiwara no Muchimaro

Fujiwara no Muchimaro (藤原 武智麻呂) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan living from 680-737. He was the son of Fujiwara no Fubito and founder of the Nanke Branch of the Fujiwara Clan. His sons were Fujiwara no Toyonari, Fujiwara no Nakamaro1 and Fujiwara no Otomaro.2

He was appointed Udajin in 734 and later Sadaijin in 737 and would die in a small pox epidemic in 737.1

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Brinkley, F. (1915) “A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era.” New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company.

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