Sugawara no Michizane cover

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Sugawara no Michizane

Japanese poet

845   -   903

country of citizenship: Japan
occupation: poet, writer, diplomat, Kugyō
position held: 文章博士, 内記, 蔵人頭, Sangi, 弁官, Chūnagon, , Dainagon, 侍読, Udaijin, 大宰権帥

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Sugawara no Michizane (菅原 道真/菅原 道眞, August 1, 845 – March 26, 903), also known as Kan Shōjō (菅丞相) or Kanke (菅家), was a scholar, poet, and politician of the Heian Period of Japan. He is regarded as an excellent poet, particularly in Kanshi poetry, and is today revered in Shinto as the god of learning, Tenman-Tenjin (天満天神, often shortened to Tenjin).
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Nihon Sandai Jitsuroku

901 Book by Fujiwara no Tokihira and Sugawara no Michizane

author: Fujiwara no Tokihira, Sugawara no Michizane


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