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Emperor Go-Nijo of Japan

Emperor Go-Nijō (後二条天皇) (March 9, 1285 - September 10, 1308) was the 94th imperial ruler of Japan. He reigned from March 3, 1301 until September 10, 1308. His personal name was Kuniharu (邦治).


Go-Nijō was the eldest son of the 91st Emperor Go-Uda. He belonged to the Daikakuji-tō branch of the Imperial Family.


In 1286 he became a shinnō by Imperial Proclamation. In 1296, he became Crown Prince to the Jimyōin-tō Emperor Go-Fushimi, his second cousin.

On March 3, 1301, he became Emperor upon the abdication of Go-Fushimi. On September 10, 1308, he died of illness.

His father, the Go-Uda Emperor reigned as cloistered Emperor during his reign.

The succession dispute between the Daikakuji and Jimyōin branches of the Imperial Family continued during his reign. His grandfather, the retired Emperor Kameyama was said to have acted through the Bakufu to ensure Go-Nijō's enthronement.

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