Taira Tadamori


Taira Tadamori

▪ Japanese warrior
born , 1096, Japan
died Dec. 2, 1153, Japan

      warrior whose military and diplomatic skills made the Taira clan the most powerful family in Japan and laid the groundwork for his son Kiyomori's assumption of virtual control over the country.

      After the death of his father, Masamori, who had established the family along the Inland Sea in western Japan, Tadamori helped the Imperial court by subduing the pirates menacing navigation. In so doing, he gained many retainers for his clan and new titles and grants from the Imperial government, which was pleased that trade with China again flourished. Tadamori also shared in the lucrative China trade, and he further enhanced his position by consistently supporting the court against the challenges of rival clans, particularly the Minamotos.

      Unlike his provincial rivals, who were bedazzled by the magnificence of the capital, Tadamori was highly cultivated and schooled in classical learning. As the Emperor's personal bodyguard and confidant, he was accepted as an equal by the court aristocracy. Thus, he elevated the influence of the Taira clan, giving its members a psychological advantage over their warrior rivals.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Taira no Tadamori — (平忠盛) (1096 1153) was a Taira clan samurai, father of Taira no Kiyomori, and member of the Kebiishi (Imperial police force). He was also governor of the provinces of Harima, Ise, Bizen, and Tajima.He consolidated the influence of the Taira clan… …   Wikipedia

  • Taïra — Taira Le clan Taira (Hira) (平) fut un des quatre clans qui dominèrent la politique du Japon durant l ère Heian, les trois autres étant les Fujiwara, les Minamoto et les Tachibana. Le clan est également connu sous les noms de Heike (平家) et Heishi… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Taira no Kiyomori — Taira no Kiyomori, Zeichnung von Kikuchi Yōsai (1788–1878) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Taira — Taira,   einer der Sippennamen für Nachkommen des japanischen Kaiserhauses, die in den Untertanenstand versetzt waren. Die einzelnen Linien des auch Heike oder Heishi genannten Hauses benannten sich nach dem Kaiser, von dem sie abstammten. Die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Taira clan — For other uses of the word Taira see Taira (disambiguation) The nihongo|Taira clan|平氏|Taira shi was a major Japanese clan in historical Japan.In reference to Japanese history, along with Minamoto, Taira was a hereditary clan name bestowed by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Taira Family — ▪ Japanese clan Introduction also called  Heike        Japanese samurai (warrior) clan of great power and influence in the 12th century. The genealogy and history of the family have been traced in detail from 825, when the name Taira was given to …   Universalium

  • Taira — Le clan Taira (Hira) (平) fut un des quatre clans qui dominèrent la politique du Japon durant l ère Heian, les trois autres étant les Fujiwara, les Minamoto et les Tachibana. Le clan est également connu sous les noms de Heike (平家) et Heishi (平氏),… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Taira no Kiyomori — Este artículo está titulado de acuerdo a la onomástica japonesa, en que el apellido precede al nombre. Taira Kiyomori (1118 21 de marzo de 1181, Kioto) fue un líder del poderoso clan Taira y el primer miembro de la clase guerrera samurái del …   Wikipedia Español

  • Taira no Kiyomori — was a general of the late Heian period of Japan. He established the first samurai dominated administrative government in the history of Japan. After the death of his father Taira no Tadamori in 1153, Kiyomori assumed control of the Taira clan and …   Wikipedia

  • Taira Kiyomori — born 1118, Japan died March 21, 1181, Kyōto Leader of the powerful Taira family and the first member of the warrior class (samurai) to rule Japan. The Taira family had made itself useful to the imperial court quelling pirates on Japan s Inland… …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.