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Prince Shotoku Taishi - son of 31st Emperor Yomei-tenno
Prince Shotoku (574622) - also known as Prince Umayado or Prince Kamitsumiya - a semi-legendary regent and a politician of the Asuka period in Japan who served under Empress Suiko. The son of Emperor Yomei and his consort, Princess Anahobe no Hashihito, Shotoku commissioned the Shitenno-ji (temple) in Settsu Province (present-day Osaka) after his military victory against the powerful Mononobe clan. The Prince was an ardent Buddhist and is traditionally attributed the authorship of the Sangyo Gisho or "Annotated Commentaries on the Three Sutras". Date: 7th century
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