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Empress Kōken (孝謙天皇) was the 46th imperial ruler of Japan. She reascended the throne as Empress Shotoku.

Lived: 718-770
Ruled: 749-758

She died of smallpox.

Preceded by:
Shomu
Emperor of Japan Succeeded by:
Junnin



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