Fujiwara no Yoritada

Fujiwara no Yoritada
Mon of the Fujiwara Clan

Fujiwara no Yoritada

Fujiwara no Yoritada (藤原 頼忠) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Hokke Branch of this clan, living from 924-989AD.1 He was the son of Fujiwara no Saneyori2 and father to Fujiwara no Kintō, Fujiwara no Teishi and Fujiwara no Junshi.3

Throughout his life he held several positions including udaijin in 971, as well as kampaku and dajo daijin in 978. His cousin Fujiwara no Kanemichi gave him the position of kampaku upon his death so that his rival (Kaneie) would not inherit the position.

After he death he was given the name Suruga-kō, and he was also known as Sanjō-daijin.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.
3. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.

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