DEAD: Minamoto no Yoritomo

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Minamoto no Yoritomo (aged 52)

1st shogun of the Kamakura shogunate

Minamoto no Yoritomo (May 9, 1147 – February 9, 1199) was the founder and the first shōgun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan. He ruled from 1192 until 1199. His Buddhist name was Bukōshōgendaizenmon.

DEATH: Yoritomo’s wife’s family, the Hōjō, took control after his death at Kamakura, maintaining power over the shogunate until 1333, under the title of shikken(regent to the shōgun).

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