Daigo Teruhisa (醍醐輝久)

Teruhisa DAIGO (July 25, 1760 - September 2, 1801) was a Kugyo (a Court noble) and a retainer of the Imperial Court from the middle to the end of the Edo period. He served two emperors: Emperor Gomomozono (118th) and Emperor Kokaku (119th) and promoted to Shonii Gon Dainagon (Senior Second Rank, a provisional chief councilor of state). His father was udaijin (minister of the right) Tsunetane DAIGO. His mother is unknown. His wife was the daughter of Shigeyoshi HACHISUKA, the lord of Awa Province (adopted daughter of Teruyoshi ICHIJO). His sons were the Naidaijin (minister of the center), Teruhiro DAIGO and Gon Dainagon, Takao SHIJO. His daughter was the wife of Naidaijin (minister of the center) Sanemi TOKUDAIJI.

He was conferred a peerage in 1772. He was promoted very quickly as the family head of the Seiga family, and successively served as Palace staff, Ukone no Gon no shosho (Provisional Minor Captain of the Right Division of Inner Palace Guards) as well as Sakone gon no chujo (Provisional Middle Captain of the Left Division of Inner Palace Guards), and in 1776年, he became Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank), position which ranked with Kugyo (a Court noble). After that, he served as Toka no sechie Geben (a kugyo who supervised many matters outside Jomei Gate at the Imperial Court Ceremony, called Toka no sechie) as well as Gon Chunagon (a provisional vice councilor of state), and in 1879, he became Gon Dainagon, however, he resigned this position in 1801. He died in the same year. He died at the age of 41.

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