The Fujiwara clan (藤原氏 Fujiwara-shi), descending from the Nakatomi clan, was a powerful family of regents in Japan. The clan originated when the founder, Nakatomi no Kamatari (614-669), was given the surname Fujiwara by Emperor Tenji. The Fujiwara dominated the Japanese politics of Heian period (794–1185) through the monopoly of regent positions, Sesshō and Kampaku.
Prince Fumimaro Konoe (often Konoye, October 12, 1891 – December 16, 1945) was a Japanese politician who served as the 34th, 38th and 39th Prime Minister of Japan and founder/leader of the Taisei Yokusankai.
Fujiwara no Mototsune continued the trend begun by Yoshifusa of monopolizing the position of regent to the Japanese emperor. He was third son of Fujiwara no Nagara, brother of Yoshifusa, and Fujiwara no Otoharu (藤原乙春), daughter of Fujiwara no Tsugutada. He was adopted by Yoshifusa who had no sons, and Mototsune followed in Yoshifusa's footsteps. After the emperor had reached his maturity, however, Mototsune invented the position of kampaku regent for himself.
Fujiwara no Michinaga represents the highpoint of the Fujiwara regents' control over the government of Japan. Michinaga exerted de facto reign over Japan in the early 11th century. This can be seen from the fact that he was father to four (non-reigning) empresses, uncle to two emperors and grandfather to another three. He was the fourth or fifth son of Fujiwara no Kaneie by his wife Tokihime, daughter of Fujiwara no Nakamasa.
Fujiwara no Yoshifusa was the first of the great regents from the Fujiwara clan. He was the second son of Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu and Fujiwara no Mitsuko. A skillful politician, he managed to set up his own grandson as the emperor Emperor Seiwa, with himself acting as regent and de facto ruler. He was the first regent in Japanese history who was not himself of imperial rank. Yoshifusa is referred to as Chūjin Kō (忠仁公) (posthumous name as Daijō Daijin).
Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973–c. 1014 or 1025), or Lady Murasaki as she is often known in English, was a Japanese novelist, poet, and a maid of honor of the imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1008, one of the earliest novels in human history. "Murasaki Shikibu" was not her real name, which is unknown.
The Konoe family (近衛家 Konoe-ke) was a branch of the Fujiwara clan, a powerful noble family in Japan. As one of the five regent houses, the Konoe family monopolized the offices of Sessho and Kampaku along with Takatsukasa, Kujō, Ichijō and Nijō families. They are collectively known as the Five regent houses. With the support from Taira no Kiyomori, Konoe Motozane founded the clan. Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe came from this clan.
Kujō Yoritsugu (December 17, 1239 – October 14, 1256, r. 1244–1252) was the 5th shogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan. His father was the 4th Kamakura shogun, Kujō Yoritsune. Kujō Yoritsugu is also known as Fujiwara no Yoritsugu because he was a member of the great Fujiwara clan. The Kujō family was one of the five branches of the historically powerful Fujiwara clan of courtiers.
Fujiwara no Yorinaga (藤原頼長; 1120 - August 1, 1156) of the Fujiwara clan held the position of Imperial Palace Minister of the Left. Born in 1120, Yorinaga ascended quickly through the political ranks achieving formidable office by the age of 17. (Naidaijin) in 1150, he was appointed Minister of the Left, the highest rank under the Regent. Yorinaga was one of the last major advocates of restoring the once powerful Fujiwara Regency, which was the ruling political party in Japan from about 794-967.
The Triple Crown of Motorsport is an unofficial motorsport achievement, often regarded as winning three of the most prestigious races in the world in one's career: the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix. Graham Hill is the only driver to have completed the Triple Crown, as he won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968 and 1969; the Indianapolis 500 in 1966; and finally the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972.
The Glossy-backed Becard (Pachyramphus surinamus) is a species of bird in the Tityridae family. It has traditionally been placed in Cotingidae or Tyrannidae, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae, where now placed by SACC. It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, and Suriname. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.