Genpei War Timeline

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  • 794 - 1185
  • 1180 - 1185
    The Genpei War in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
  • 1180
    The Todaiji Temple at Nara is destroyed by fire during the Genpei War.
  • 1180
    Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yorimasa.
  • 1181
    Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yukie.
  • 1183
    Japanese emperor Go-Shirakawa officially recognises the authority of Minamoto no Yoritomo in the Kanto region.
  • 1183
    Kiso Yoshinaka defeats a large Taira army at Kurikara in Etchu and occupies the Japanese capital Heiankyo (Kyoto).
  • 1185
    Battle of Dannoura where the Minamoto defeat the rival Taira. The young emperor Antoku drowns.