Fujiwara Clan Timeline

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  • 645
    The Fujiwara clan in Japan is founded by Fujiwara no Kamatari.
  • 645
    Fujiwara no Kamatari leads a coup d'etat in Japan, removing the Soga clan from power.
  • 710
    The Buddhist Kofukuji temple is established at Nara, main temple of the Japanese Fujiwara clan.
  • 740
    A rebellion led by the Fujiwara exile Hirotsugu is quashed by Emperor Shomu.
  • 858
    Fujiwara no Yoshifusa becomes the Fujiwara clan leader.
  • 866
    Fujiwara no Yoshifusa becomes the first Japanese regent not of royal blood.
  • 899
    Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin) is made Minister of the Right. The Fujiwara leader Tokihira is made Minister of the Left.
  • 995
    Fujiwara no Michinaga becomes the Fujiwara clan leader in Japan.
  • 1052
    The Buddhist temple site Byodo-in is founded in Japan by Fujiwara no Yorimichi.
  • 1156
    Hogen Disturbance in Japan.
  • 1160
    Heiji Disturbance in Japan.
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