Fujiwara no Tanetsugu

Fujiwara no Tanetsugu
Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara no Tanetsugu

Fujiwara no Tanetsugu (藤原 種継) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan.

He was a courtier living from 737-785AD and a favourite of Emperor Kanmu. Assassinated by Prince Sawara he was posthumously named Dajō daijin.1

He was the son of Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu2 and had two children Fujiwara no Nakanari and Fujiwara no Kusuko.1

In Brinkley’s “A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era,” dating from 1915 Tanetsugu’s father is stated to have been Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu.3

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
3. 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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