Fujiwara no Uchimaro (藤原内麻呂)

FUJIWARA no Uchimaro (756 – December 24, 812) was a court noble, who lived from the Nara period to the early Heian period. He was the third son of FUJIWARA no Matate of the Northern House of the Fujiwara clan. He was also known as Gonagaoka-no-daijin (Minister Gonagaoka). He took over from FUJIWARA no Nagate, his uncle, as the main line of the Northern House and, unlike his father, who was from a branch family and therefore unable to become a minister, he reached the rank of Udaijin (Minister of the Right), which is one rank higher than that of his father, serving as the head of the government from the early days of Emperor Heizei's reign to the beginning of the reign of Emperor Saga. He was also blessed with many offspring and laid the foundation for the future prosperity of the Fujiwara clan.

Brief biography
781: Court rank of Jugoinoge (Lower Junior Fifth Rank). 782: Kai no Kami (Governor of Kai), Saemon no suke (Assistant Captain of the Left Gate Guards), Chue no shosho (Minor Captain of the Inner Palace Guards), Echizen no Kami (Governor of Echizen), Kura no Kami (Governor of Kura) and Gyobukyo (Minister of Justice).

794: Sangi (Councilor), Onmyo no kami (Head of the Bureau of Divination), Konoe no daisho (General of the Palace Guards), and Kageyu no kami (Head of the Office of Investigators of the Records of Outgoing Officials).

798: Court rank of Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank), Chunagon (vice-councilor of state) and Zogudaibu (Commissioner of Imperial Construction).

806: Dainagon (chief councilor of state), court rank of Shosanmi (Senior Third Rank), Udaijin (Minister of the Right) and Jiju (Emperor's Chamberlain).

812 and onwards: Posthumously promoted to Daijo-daijin (Grand minister of state) and to the court rank of Juichii (Junior First Rank).

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