Minamoto Yoshitomo


Minamoto Yoshitomo

▪ Japanese warrior
born 1123, Japan
died Feb. 12, 1160, Owari Province, Japan

      Japanese warrior whose support of Taira Kiyomori, the leader of the Taira clan, in the Hōgen Disturbance (1156) was decisive in a Taira victory over the Minamoto clan, headed by Yoshitomo's own father, Minamoto Tameyoshi. After Kiyomori's victory, Yoshitomo was ordered to kill his father. He refused, but another Minamoto officer, saying it would be a disgrace to allow a Taira to execute Tameyoshi, performed the deed.

      Dissatisfied with his share of the spoils, Yoshitomo in 1159 took advantage of Taira Kiyomori's absence from the capital to attempt a coup d'etat. In the resulting Heiji Disturbance (1159), one of the most colourful episodes in Japanese history, Kiyomori rallied his forces and defeated Yoshitomo. Yoshitomo escaped, only to be killed while seeking refuge in eastern Japan. Two of his sons survived, however, and one, Yoritomo, later defeated Kiyomori and established Minamoto dominance over all of Japan.

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