Ashikaga shogunate

feudal military government of Japan (1336–1573)
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The Ashikaga shogunate (足利幕府, Ashikaga bakufu, 1336–1573), also known as the Muromachi shogunate (室町幕府, Muromachi bakufu), was a feudal Japanese feudal military government.[1] The heads of government were the shoguns.[2] Each was a member of the Ashikaga clan.[3]

The Ashikaga Shogunate had its center in the Muromachi palace (花の御所, Hana-no-gosho).

These years are known as the Muromachi period. The period takes gets its name from the district in Kyoto where the Ashikaga shoguns lived.[1]

History

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In 1336, the Ashikaga Takauji and the Ashikaga clan established a military government in Kyoto.

Fall of the Shogunate

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The 13th Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru, was killed by Miyoshi Triumvirs, and Oda Nobunaga led the army to Kyoto, it caused Shogun Yoshiaki plot a campaign against Oda, but exiled by Nobunaga at the end.

List of Ashikaga Shoguns

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Marker for Site of Muromachi Bakufu, Kyoto
  1. Ashikaga Takauji, ruled 1338–1358[4]
  2. Ashikaga Yoshiakira, r. 1359–1368[4]
  3. Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, r. 1368–1394[5]
  4. Ashikaga Yoshimochi, r. 1395–1423[5]
  5. Ashikaga Yoshikazu, r. 1423–1425[5]
  6. Ashikaga Yoshinori, r. 1429–1441[5]
  7. Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, r. 1442–1443[5]
  8. Ashikaga Yoshimasa, r. 1449–1473[5]
  9. Ashikaga Yoshihisa, r. 1474–1489[5]
  10. Ashikaga Yoshitane, r. 1490–1493, 1508–1521[6]
  11. Ashikaga Yoshizumi, r. 1494–1508[6]
  12. Ashikaga Yoshiharu, r. 1521–1546[4]
  13. Ashikaga Yoshiteru, r. 1546–1565[6]
  14. Ashikaga Yoshihide, r. 1568[5]
  15. Ashikaga Yoshiaki, r. 1568–1573[4]
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References

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The black and white striped symbol of the Ashikaga family.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 669. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. pp. 878–879. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  3. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. pp. 53–54. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.

Other websites

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  Media related to Ashikaga Shoguns at Wikimedia Commons