Temmu ( Japanese 天 武天皇 , Temmu-tennō ; * around 631, † October 1, 686 ) was according to traditional counting of the 40th Tennō of Japan . He ruled from 672 to 686 in Asuka-kyō , Yamato . His proper name was Prince Ōama ( 大海 人 皇子 , Ōama no miko ).
He was the second son of Emperor Jomei (593-641, Reg. 629-641) and Empress Kōgyoku (Reg. 642-645) and the younger brother of Tenji (Reg. 668-671). His Empress Jitō was a daughter of Emperor Tenji, his brother, and thus his niece.
- William George Aston : Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD 697 . In: Transactions and Proceedings of The Japan Society, London . Supplement I. Volume I and II. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Limited, London 1896 ( http: //vorlage_digitalisat.test/1%3D~GB%3D~IA%3Dnihongichronicl00astogoog~MDZ%3D%0A~SZ%3D~ double-sided%3D~LT%3D~PUR%3D in the Internet Archive - English translation of Nihonshoki).
- Family table of Japanese emperors (The Imperial Household Agency) (English)
Emperor of Japan
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Tenmu; 天 武天皇 (Japanese); Ōama (proper name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||40. Tennō of Japan|
|DATE OF BIRTH||at 631|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 1, 686|