Empress Jingu

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  • Dates: Uncertain/Fabricated
  • Japanese: 神功皇后

Empress Jingû, after the death of her husband, Emperor Chûai, embarked on a mission to attack the Korean kingdom of Silla. According to Japanese natonalistic mythology, Japan is supposed to have thereafter been ruler over Paekche, Koguryo, and Silla, the three Korean kingdoms.

Arriving back in Japan from her conquest of Korea, she gave birth to Emperor Ôjin.

Empress Jingu invading Korea.


Iwao, Seiichi. Biographical Dictionary of Japanese History

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