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  • 1147 - 1199
    Life of Minamoto no Yoritomo, clan leader of the Minamoto and first shogun of Japan.
  • 1192 - 1333
    The Kamakura Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1192 - 1199
    Minamoto no Yoritomo is shogun in Japan.
  • 1202 - 1203
    Minamoto no Yorie is shogun of Japan.
  • 1203 - 1219
    Minamoto no Sanetomo is shogun of Japan.
  • 1203 - 1205
    Hojo Tokimasa acts as regent to Japan's shogun, the first of 16 such regents
  • 1221
    The Jokyu Disturbance - Japan's emperor Go-Toba launches a failed coup against the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1225
    The position of vice-regent to the shogun (rensho) is created in Japan.
  • 1327 - 1333
    Hojo Moritoki reigns as shogun in Japan, the last of the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • c. 1333
    Nitta Yoshisada attacks and destroys Kamakura, capital of Japan's Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1333 - 1336
    The Kemmu Restoration when the Japanese emperor Go-Daigo uses rebel warlords to oust the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1333
    The position of deputy shogun (kanrei) is created in Japan.
  • 1338
    Ashikaga Takauji becomes the new shogun in Japan, it is the beginning of the Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate.
  • 1338 - 1573
    The Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1338 - 1358
    Ashikaga Takauji rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1350 - 1352
    Japan's shogun Ashikaga Takauji battles his brother Tadayoshi.
  • 1359 - 1368
    Ashikaga Yoshiakira rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1368 - c. 1394
    Ashikaga Yoshimitsu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1395 - 1423
    Ashikaga Yoshimochi rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1397
    The Kinkakuji or 'Golden Pavilion' is built in Heiankyo (Kyoto) by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.
  • 1423 - 1425
    Ashikaga Yoshikazu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1429 - 1441
    Ashikaga Yoshinori rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1442 - 1443
    Ashikaga Yoshikatsu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1449 - 1474
    Ashikaga Yoshimasa rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1460 - 1483
    Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) is built in Heiankyo (Kytoto) Japan by Ashikaga Yoshimasa.
  • 1467 - 1477
    The Onin War between rival warlords rages in Japan.
  • 1467 - 1568
  • 1474 - 1489
    Ashikaga Yoshihisa rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1490 - 1493
    Ashikaga Yoshitane rules in his first spell as shogun of Japan.
  • 1494 - 1508
    Ashikaga Yoshizumi rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1508 - 1521
    Ashikaga Yoshitane rules in his second spell as shogun of Japan.
  • 1521 - 1546
    Ashikaga Yoshiharu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1546 - 1565
    Ashikaga Yoshiteru rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1568
    Ashikaga Yoshihide rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1568 - 1588
    Ashikaga Yoshiaki rules as shogun in Japan (but is exiled by Oda Nobunaga from 1573 CE).
  • 1573
    Oda Nobunaga exiles the last Ashikaga shogun, Yoshiaki.
  • 1600
    Tokugawa Ieyasu wins the Battle of Skeigahara against those generals who supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi's son. End of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period.
  • 1603 - 1868
    The Tokugawa Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1603 - 1605
    Tokugawa Ieyasu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1868
    The Meiji Restoration eliminates the position of shogun in Japan.