Fujiwara no Korekimi (藤原是公)

FUJIWARA no Korekimi (727 – October 12, 789) was a court noble in the late Nara period. His grandfather was FUJIWARA no Muchimaro of the Southern House of the Fujiwara clan and his father was FUJIWARA no Otomaro. He was addressed as Minister of Gyuya.

He first named himself as Kuromaro and later changed it to Korekimi in 765. In 761, he was granted Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade) and was consecutively Saejinokami (Captain of the Left Division of Outer Palace Guards) and Shikibu no taifu (Chief Judge) and then became Sanji (councilor) in 774. Later, he was promoted to Chunagon (Vice-Councilor of State) and Dainagon (Chief Councilor of State) and was assigned to become Udaijin (Minister of the Right) in 783. In 789, he died with the title of Junii Udaijin (Junior Second Rank Minister of the Right) and Chueitaisho, and received a higher rank, Juichii (Junior First Rank) after his death. He was a competent government official and well informed on current affairs.

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