Minamoto no Yoshitsuna

Deceased Person

1042 – 1134

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Who was Minamoto no Yoshitsuna?

Minamoto no Yoshitsuna, also called Kamo JirĊ, was a samurai of the Minamoto clan, and brother of Minamoto no Yoshiie.

Yoshitsuna rebelled against the Court when his son, Minamoto no Yoshiaki, was sentenced for committing a crime; after his uprising was quelled by Minamoto no Tameyoshi, he was exiled to Sado, an island in the Sea of Japan which was a common site of exile for many in the Heian period.

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1042
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Died
1134

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on July 23, 2013

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