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, 1852–1912, reign name of the emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912; his given name was Mutsuhito. He ascended the throne when he was 15. A year later the shogun fell, and the power that had been held by the Tokugawa military house was returned to the emperor.
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Born Nov. 3, 1852; died July 30, 1912, in Tokyo. Japanese emperor.

Mutsuhito’s reign began in 1867; the portion of his reign after 1868 is known as the Meiji period. Mutsuhito was the first emperor of Japan after the overthrow of the shogunate during the Meiji Ishin (Meiji Restoration).

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Todos los imperios de la historia, el de Cesar y el de Carlos v, el otomano y el napoleonico, el de Mutsuhito y el de la reina Victoria, han postulado la superioridad de un modelo de civilizacion y han intentado expandir su validez universal.
At this time Emperor Mutsuhito, bynamed Meiji for his reign, presided over the destruction of the old Tokugawa shogunate, whereby Japan had been governed by shogun (generalissimos).
By moving the 16-year-old Emperor Mutsuhito to Tokyo from the old imperial capital, dressing him in a military uniform, and making him the sovereign of the Japanese state (with the ceremonial name "Meiji," meaning "enlightened rule"), Ito and his fellow modernizers from the western domains of Satsuma and Choshu had been able to create a strong national symbol and to design a form of government that looked like a parliamentary democracy.