Minamoto Clan Timeline

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  • 968 - 1048
    Life of Minamoto no Yorinobu.
  • 988 - 1075
    Life of Minamoto no Yoriyoshi.
  • 1042 - 1103
    Life of the legendary Japanese warrior Minamoto no Yoshiie.
  • 1046
    Yorinobu claims Hachiman patron god and founder of the Minamoto clan in Japan.
  • 1096 - 1156
    Life of Minamoto no Tameyoshi.
  • 1123 - 1160
    Life of Minamoto no Yoshitomo.
  • 1147 - 1199
    Life of Minamoto no Yoritomo, clan leader of the Minamoto and first shogun of Japan.
  • 1154 - 1184
    Life of Minamoto no Yoshinaka.
  • 1156
    Hogen Disturbance in Japan.
  • 1159 - 1189
    Life of Minamoto no Yoshitsune.
  • 1160
    Heiji Disturbance in Japan.
  • 1180 - 1185
    The Genpei War in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
  • 1180
    Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yorimasa.
  • 1181
    Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yukie.
  • 1182 - 1204
    Life of Minamoto no Yorie.
  • 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.
  • 1191
    The Shinto Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine is moved from Yuinogo to Kamakura, Japan by Minamoto no Yoritomo.
  • 1192 - 1219
    Life of Minamoto no Sanetomo.
  • 1195
    The Todaiji temple at Nara, Japan, is restored by the Minamoto clan.
  • 1202 - 1203
    Minamoto no Yorie is shogun of Japan.
  • 1203 - 1219
    Minamoto no Sanetomo is shogun of Japan.