Emperor Shijō (四条天皇) (March 17, 1231 - February 10, 1242) was the 87th imperial ruler of Japan. He reigned from October 26, 1232 to February 10, 1242. His personal name was Mitsuhito (秀仁)
He was the first son of Emperor Go-Horikawa. He had no children, due to his youth at the time of his death.
In 1232, he became Emperor upon the abdication of Emperor Go-Horikawa
In 1242 he died of an accident.
The Emperor being very young, and the Retired Emperor Go-Horikawa dying just two years later, the actual governing was done by his maternal relatives Kujō Michiie and Saionji Kintsune.
Eras of his reign
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