Minamoto no Yoshihira
1140 – 1160
Who was Minamoto no Yoshihira?
His mother was the daughter of Miura no Yoshiaki, thus indicating the close ties between the two families. His brothers were Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Noriyori and Yoritomo. He married the daughter of Minamoto no Yoshishige.
Then, in 1159, Yoshihira was sent to Kyoto to fight in the Heiji Rebellion. The Taira offered to make a peace agreement, but the Minamoto refused, and were soon defeated. Although Yoshihira fled the battle, and lived peacefully, in disguise, for a time in Kyoto, he was soon captured and killed by Taira no Kiyomori, the head of the enemy faction.
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