1. Emperor Hirohito

    Biographies Emperor Hirohito

    Emperor Hirohito (裕仁) was born in Tōkyō on 29 April 1901 and died there on 7 January 1989. He was the 124th tennō (天皇 ) and ruled from 1926 to 1989. His posthumous name is Shōwa-tennō (昭和天皇), Shōwa (昭和) being the name of his era ("enlightened peace"). Early life He was born at the Aoyama Palace...