Kujō Yoritsune

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Kujō Yoritsune

Kujō Yoritsune(九条 頼経, February 12, 1218 – September 1, 1256, r. 1226–1244), also known as Fujiwara no Yoritsune, was the fourth shōgun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan. [1] His father was kanpaku Kujō Michiie and his grandmother was a niece of Minamoto no Yoritomo. His wife was a granddaughter of Minamoto no Yoritomo and daughter of Minamoto no Yoriie. He was born in the year (according to Chinese astrology) of the Tiger, in the month, on the day, and so his given name at birth was Mitora (三寅, "Triple Tiger").

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Yoritsune was a member of the great Fujiwara clan. The Kujō family was one of the five branches of the historically powerful Fujiwara clan of courtiers.

Family

Events of Yoritsune's bakufu

At the age of seven, in 1226, Yoritsune became Sei-i Taishōgun in a political deal between his father and the Kamakura shogunate regent Hōjō Yoshitoki and Hōjō Masako who set him up as a puppet shogun.

Eras of Yoritsune's bakufu

The years in which Yoritsune was shogun are more specifically identified by more than one era name or nengō .

Notes

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fujiwara no Yoritsune" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 212 , p. 212, at Google Books.
  2. 1 2 Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 240. , p. 240, at Google Books
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Titsingh, p. 241. , p. 241, at Google Books
  4. Titsingh, p. 242 , p. 242, at Google Books; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 272.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 Titsingh, p. 243. , p. 243, at Google Books
  6. 1 2 Titsingh, p. 244. , p. 244, at Google Books
  7. Titsingh, p. 246. , p. 246, at Google Books
  8. 1 2 3 4 Titsingh, p. 247. , p. 247, at Google Books
  9. Titsingh, p. 252. , p. 252, at Google Books

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Preceded by
Minamoto no Sanetomo
Shōgun :
Kujō Yoritsune

1226–1244
Succeeded by
Kujō Yoritsugu