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 that she had 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
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Empress Kōmyō
Empress consort of Japan
Succeeded by
Fujiwara no Otomuro