Fujiwara no Yoshifusa
When Yoshifusa's grandson was enthroned as Emperor Seiwa, Yoshifusa assumed the role of regent (sesshō) for the young monarch. He was the first sesshō in Japanese history who was not himself of imperial rank; and he was the first of a series of regents from the Fujiwara clan.
- 834 (Jōwa 1, 9th day of the 7th month): Sangi
- 835 (Jōwa 2): Gon-no-Chūnagon
- 840 (Jōwa 7): Chūnagon
- 842 (Jōwa 9): Dainagon
- 848 (Saikō 1, 1st month): Udaijin 
- 857 (Saikō 4, 19th day of the 2nd month): Daijō Daijin
- 858 (Ten'an 2, 7th day of the 11th month): Sesshō for Emperor Seiwa.
- October 7, 872 (Jōgan 14, 2nd day of the 9th month): Yoshifusa died at the age of 69.
Yoshifusa conceived the programme of boy-sovereigns with Fujiwara regents; and his adopted son, Mototsune, carried out the plans.
Marriages and children
He was married to Minamoto no Kiyohime (源 潔姫), daughter of Emperor Saga.
They had only one daughter.
- Akirakeiko/Meishi (明子) (829-899), consort of Emperor Montoku
He adopted his brother Nagara's third son.
Yoshifusa is referred to as Chūjin Kō (忠仁公) (posthumous title was Daijō Daijin).
- Fujiwara Regents
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