Post Tagged with: "Minamoto clan"

by / on July 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1156-Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.

The siege of the Shirakawa-den was the central event of the Hōgen Rebellion, a succession dispute which broke out after the death of the cloistered Emperor Toba. The conflict grew to involve the Fujiwara, Minamoto, and Taira clans, all major powers of the period. The palace was attacked by Taira no Kiyomori and Minamoto no Yoshitomo and defended by Yoshitomo’s […]

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by / on May 5, 2012 at 5:47 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 867 – Uda, Emperor of Japan.

Emperor Uda, May 5, 867 – July 19, 931) was the 59th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Uda’s reign spanned the years from 887 through 897. In ancient Japan, there were four noble clans, the Gempeitōkitsu (源平藤橘). One of these clans, the Minamoto clan (源氏), is also known as Genji. Some of Uda’s grandchildren were granted […]

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by / on April 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1185 – Antoku Taira, Emperor of Japan (1180-85), Drowns.

Emperor Antoku (安徳天皇 Antoku-tennō) (December 22, 1178 – April 24, 1185) was the 81st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1180 through 1185. During this time, the imperial family was involved in a bitter struggle between warring clans. Yoritomo, with his cousin Yoshinaka, led a force from the Minamoto clan […]

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1868 -The Shogunate is Abolished in Japan.

The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu and the Edo bakufu, was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period is known as the Edo period and gets its name from the capital city, Edo, which is now called Tokyo, after the name was changed in […]

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by / on March 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1188 -Accession to the throne of Japan by Emperor Antoku.

Emperor Antoku (安徳天皇 Antoku-tennō) (December 22, 1178 – April 25, 1185) was the 81st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1180 through 1185. During this time, the Imperial family was involved in a bitter struggle between warring clans. Yoritomo, with his cousin Yoshinaka, led a force from the Minamoto clan […]

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