Tenjin Timeline

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  • 845 - 903
    Life of the deified scholar and court official Sugawara no Michizane, aka Tenjin.
  • 877
    Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin) becomes a professor of Chinese literature.
  • 886 - 891
    Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin) is the regional governor of Sanuki, Japan.
  • 893
    Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin) is appointed a court councillor.
  • 899
    Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin) is made Minister of the Right. The Fujiwara leader Tokihira is made Minister of the Left.
  • 901
    Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin) is exiled to Dazaifu, Kyushu.
  • 903
    Death in exile of Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin).
  • 947
    The Tenmangu Kitano shrine is founded in honour of Sugawara no Michizane, aka Tenjin.
  • 987
    Sugawara no Michizane is officially deified and given the title Tenjin.