Like his older brother and predecessor Emperor Reizei, he was a grandson of Fujiwara no Morosuke. En'yû took the throne in 969, following his brother's abdication. Over the course of his reign, En'yû had four regents: Reizei's kanpaku Fujiwara no Saneyori continued on as En'yû's sesshô for one year, then was replaced by Fujiwara no Koretada from 970 to 972. Fujiwara no Kanemichi then served as kanpaku from 972 until 977, and Fujiwara no Yoritada after that.
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- Evelyn Rawski, Early Modern China and Northeast Asia: Cross-Border Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (2015), 155.