Princess Inoe

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Empress Inoe (717–775) was an Empress consort of Japan. She was a wife of Emperor Kōnin.[1] She was deposed in 772, because it was said she cursed her husband.


Inoe’s father was Emperor Shōmu, who reigned from March 3, 724 until August 19, 749.[2] Her mother was Agatainukai no Hirotoji (県犬養広刀自), daughter of Agatainukai no Morokoshi and her siblings were Prince Asaka and Princess Fuwa.

Inoe’s children were:

After the deaths of her mother and Osabe in 775, Sakahito married her elder half-brother Yamabe.


  1. ^ Brown and Ishida. Gukanshō, pp. 276–277; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 147–148; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 81–85., p. 81, at Google Books
  2. ^ Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 聖武天皇 (45)
  3. ^ Goethem, Ellen Van (2008). Nagaoka: Japan's forgotten capital. Brill Publishers via Google Books


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Empress Kōmyō
Empress consort of Japan
Succeeded by
Fujiwara no Otomuro