Emperor Ninkō (仁孝天皇) (March 16, 1800- February 21, 1846) was the 120th imperial ruler of Japan. He reigned from October 31, 1817 to February 21, 1846. His personal name was Ayahito (恵仁)
Ninkō was the sixth son of Emperor Kōkaku (光格）
He was named as crown prince in 1809, being adopted by his father the Emperor's wife (chūgū), Imperial Princess Yoshiko (?, 欣子内親王), also known as Shinkiyowa-in (?, 新清和院), and was enthroned as Emperor in 1817 after his father retired from the throne. Following his father the Retired Emperor's wishes, he attempted to revive certain court rituals.
He established the Gakushūsho (the predecessor of the Gakushūin) for the Court Nobility just outside of the Imperial Palace.
Eras of his reign
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