Go-Daigo, in full Go-daigo Tennō, personal name Takaharu, (born Nov. 26, 1288, Kyōto—died Sept. 19, 1339, Mount Yoshino, south of Nara, Japan), emperor of Japan (1318–39), whose efforts to overthrow the shogunate and restore the monarchy led to civil war and divided the imperial family into two rival factions.
What did Emperor Go-Daigo do?
Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇 Go-Daigo-tennō) (26 November 1288 – 19 September 1339) was the 96th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He successfully overthrew the Kamakura shogunate in 1333 and established the short lived Kenmu Restoration to bring the Imperial House back into power.
How did the creation of the position of Shogun change the central government of Japan?
The samurai leader Minamoto Yoritomo gained military hegemony over Japan in 1185. The shogunate appointed its own military governors, or shugo, as heads of each province and named stewards to supervise the individual estates into which the provinces had been divided, thus establishing an effective national network.
When did go-Daigo become emperor?
1318 It was in accordance with the agreement forced upon the quarreling factions by the shogunate that Takaharu, of the junior branch, ascended the throne in 1318 and took the reign name Go-Daigo (“Later Daigo”).