Takashina no Naritada (高階成忠)
TAKASHINA no Naritada (923 - July, 998) was a Kugyo (top court official) who lived during the mid Heian period. His father was TAKASHINA no Yoshiomi, and his mother was the daughter of FUJIWARA no Hirofumi. One of his daughters was TAKASHINA no Kishi (who was the wife of FUJIWARA no Michitaka and the mother of FUJIWARA no Korechika, FUJIWARA no Takaie, and FUJIWARA no Teishi, and so on).
He was known as a scholar. He successively held the posts of Dainaiki (Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Central Affairs), Daigaku no kami (Director of the Bureau of Education), Togu gakushi (Teacher of the Classics to the Crown Prince), and Kunaikyo (Minister of the Sovereign's Household). It is said that he caught a glimpse of Michitaka, who was visiting his daughter Takako, and foresaw his success as a politician.
Record of offices and ranks held
Jusanmi (Junior Third Court Rank), Hisangi (non-Councilor)
Shikibu no taifu (Senior Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Ceremonies)
Junii (Junior Second Rank)