Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Japanese royal, Died at 100

Takahito, Prince Mikasa was born on December 2, 1915, and died on October 27, 2016.

He was a member of the Imperial House of Japan.

The prince was the fourth and youngest son of Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei and was their last surviving child.

Takahito, Prince Mikasa was the last surviving paternal uncle of Emperor Akihito.

Mikasa’s eldest brother was Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito).

Following the death of his sister-in-law, Kikuko, Princess Takamatsu, on December 17, 2004, Mikasa became the oldest living member of the Imperial House of Japan.

After serving as a junior cavalry officer in the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, the prince embarked upon a post-war career as a scholar and part-time lecturer in Middle Eastern studies and Semitic languages.

Been a centenarian, Prince Takahito was the oldest living royal, the oldest living prince in line of succession, and also the last one in it.

He died due to a cardiac arrest after being hospitalized for pneumonia.

Takahito, Prince Mikasa passed away at 100 years old.