Sanjo Kintomi (三条公富)

Kintomi SANJO (February 15, 1620 - July 11, 1677) was Kugyo (court noble) in the early Edo period. He mostly served the Imperial Court for four generations, Emperor Meisho (the 109th), Emperor Gokomyo (the 110th), Emperor Gosai (the 111th) and Emperor Reigen (the 112th), and he was raised to Juichii-Udaijin (Junior First Rank, the Minister of the Right). His father was Sadaijin (Minister of the left), Sanehide SANJO. His mother was a daughter of Dainagon (chief councilor), Sukekatsu HINO. He had a younger sister, a wife of the lord of Nobeoka domain Yoshimune NAITO. His wife was a daughter of the lord of Tsushima Fuchu Domain, Yoshinari SO. He had a child, Sadaijin (Minister of the left), Saneharu SANJO.
He also had daughters, Houunin (a wife of the lord of Tosa domain, Toyomasa YAMAUCHI and a wife of the lord of Takatuchi Domain, Naotoki NAGAI.,
His title was Yuishinin.

After he was raised to Jugoi (Junior Fifth Rank) in 1627, he was promoted quickly as a legitimate son of the Seiga family (the second highest family status for court nobles), and in 1637 when he was raised to Konoefu (the Headquarters of the Inner Palace Guards), he was celebrated his coming of age. In 1639, he became Jusanmi Chunagon (Junior Third Rank, Associate Chief of the Councillor of State) and was ranked with Kugyo. He successively held various posts such as Gon Dainagon (provisional major counselor), Toka no sechie Geben (a kugyo who supervised many matters outside Jomei Gate at Toka no sechie (Imperial Court Ceremony)), and Knoefu (the Headquarters of the Inner Palace Guards). In 1656, he was raised to Naidaijin (minister of the center) and served the post until 1658. Although he was appointed as Udaijin (minister of the right), he resigned the post the following year. In 1672, he was raised to Juichii (Junior First Rank).