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Empress Gensho

Empress Genshō ( Japanese 元 正 天皇 , Genshō-tennō ; * 680 ; † April 21, 748 ) was the 44th Tennō of Japan (715-724).

She ruled in Heijō-kyō (now Nara ). She was a sister of the Emperor Mommu . She took over the throne from Empress Gemmei and held the throne until her nephew, Crown Prince Obito , who was the son of her brother Mommu, who died early, grew up.

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Gemmei Empress of Japan