Ashikaga Yoshiharu

Ashikaga Yoshiharu

Ashikaga Yoshiharu (足利 義晴, April 2, 1511 – May 20, 1550) was the twelfth shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate who held the reins of supreme power from 1521 through 1546 during the late Muromachi period of Japan.[1] He was the son of the eleventh shōgun Ashikaga Yoshizumi.[2]His childhood name was Kameomaru (亀王丸).

Not having any political power and repeatedly being forced out of the capital of Kyoto, Yoshiharu retired in 1546 over a political struggle between Miyoshi Nagayoshi and Hosokawa Harumoto making his son Ashikaga Yoshiteru the thirteenth shogun.

From a western perspective, Yoshiharu is significant, as he was shogun in 1542, when the first contact of Japan with the European West took place. A Portuguese ship, blown off its course to China, landed in Japan.

Family[]

Events of Yoshiharu's bakufu[]

Significant events shape the period during which Yoshiharu was shōgun:[6]

Eras of Yoshiharu's bakufu[]

The years in which Yoshiharu was shōgun are more specifically identified by more than one era name or nengō.[7]

Notes[]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982). Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p. 332.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 370., p. 370, at Google Books
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 371., p. 371, at Google Books
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 373., p. 373, at Google Books
  5. ^ Titsingh, p. 379., p. 379, at Google Books
  6. ^ Ackroyd, p. 331.
  7. ^ Titsingh, pp. 370–378., p. 370, at Google Books

References[]

Preceded by
Ashikaga Yoshitane
Shōgun:
Ashikaga Yoshiharu

1521–1546
Succeeded by
Ashikaga Yoshiteru