Ashikaga Yoshihisa (足利 義尚, December 11, 1465 – April 26, 1489) was the 9th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1473 to 1489 during the Muromachi period of Japan.[1] Yoshihisa was the son of the eighth shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimasa with his wife Hino Tomiko.[2]

Ashikaga Yoshihisa
足利 義尚
In office
Preceded byAshikaga Yoshimasa
Succeeded byAshikaga Yoshiki
Personal details
Born(1465-12-11)December 11, 1465
DiedApril 26, 1489(1489-04-26) (aged 23)
Spousedaughter of Hino Katsumitsu

Since the almost 30-year-old shōgun Yoshimasa had no heir by 1464, he adopted his younger brother Ashikaga Yoshimi to succeed him. However, Yoshihisa was born in the next year starting a struggle for succession between brothers that erupted into the Ōnin War starting in 1467,[3] beginning the Sengoku period of Japanese history. In the middle of hostilities, Yoshimasa retired in 1473, relinquishing the position of Sei-i Taishōgun to Yoshihisa.[4]

Events of Yoshihisa's bakufu edit

Yoshihisa's shogunal administration begins in 1479.[1] The Kaga Rebellion occurs in 1488 in Kaga Province during his reign. The next year, Yoshihisa dies in camp during campaign against Sasaki Takayori; Yoshimasa resumes administration but dies the next year.[1]

After the Ōnin war, Rokkaku Takayori, daimyō of southern Ōmi Province, seized land and manors owned by nobles of the imperial court, temples, and shrines. In 1487, Yoshihisa led a campaign (Rokkaku Tobatsu) against Takayori but died unexpectedly, leaving no heir. Yoshihisa was followed by his cousin, tenth shōgun Ashikaga Yoshitane, the following year.[citation needed]

Family edit

  • Father: Ashikaga Yoshimasa
  • Mother: Hino Tomiko
  • Wife: Shōun'in, daughter of Hino Katsumitsu
  • Concubine: daughter of Tokudaiji priest
  • Child: a daughter

Eras of Yoshihisa's bakufu edit

The years in which Yoshihisa was shōgun are more specifically identified by more than one era name or nengō.[5]

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b c Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p. 331.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 357., p. 357, at Google Books
  3. ^ Sansom, George (1961). A History of Japan, 1334–1615. Stanford University Press. pp. 217–229. ISBN 978-0-8047-0525-7.
  4. ^ Ackroyd, p. 298; n.b., Shōgun Yoshimasa was succeeded by shōgun Yoshihisa (Yoshimasa's natural son), then by shōgun Yoshitane (Yoshimasa's first adopted son), and then by shōgun Yoshizumi (Yoshimasa's second adopted son)
  5. ^ Titsingh, pp. 357–361, p. 357, at Google Books

References edit

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Ashikaga Yoshihisa

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