Konoe Motozane

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Konoe".

Konoe Motozane (近衛 基実?, 1143 – August 23, 1166), son of Fujiwara no Tadamichi, was a Kugyō (high-ranking Japanese noble) during the late Heian period. His sons include Motomichi and wives include a daughter of Fujiwara no Tadataka and that of Taira no Kiyomori. At age of 16 he assumed the position of kampaku, regent, to Emperor Nijō, becoming a head of Fujiwara family. He died at the age of 24, a year after he took the position of sesshō, or regent, to Emperor Rokujō. His ancestry later came to be known as Konoe family, one of the Five sessho families.