Prince Shotoku

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Birthday
7, 572
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Apr 8, 622 (50)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 572
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Apr 8, 622 (50)

About

Japanese regent and politician who served Empress Suiko during the Asuka period. The Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan) was the primary source of information on him.

Before Fame

He was appointed regent by the Empress in 593 at the age of twenty-one.

Trivia

There were a number of institutions in Japan named after him, including Shotoku Gakuen University and Seitoku University.

Family Life

His parents were Emperor Yōmei and Princess Anahobe no Hashihito of the Soga clan.

Associated With

Oda Nobunaga was another important Japanese historical figure.