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Empress Shōken

Japanese empress

Died when: 64 years 335 days (779 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Empress Shōken

Empress Shōken (昭憲皇后, Shōken-kōgō, 9 May 1849 – 9 April 1914), born Masako Ichijō (一条勝子, Ichijō Masako), was the wife and adviser of Emperor Meiji of Japan.

She was one of the founders of the Japanese Red Cross Society, whose charity work was known throughout the First Sino-Japanese War.


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