Ashikaga Yoshinori

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Ashikaga Yoshinori (Jp. 足利 義教) (July 12, 1394July 12, 1441) was the 6th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1429 to 1441 during the Muromachi period of Japan. Yoshinori was the son of the 3rd shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.

After the death of the 5th shogun Ashikaga Yoshikazu in 1425, the 4th shogun Ashikaga Yoshimochi would not decide a successor. After Yoshimochi's death in 1428, Yoshinori became Seii Taishogun the year after by pulling lots in front of Iwashimizu Shrine in Kyoto to solve the long undecided matter of succession.

Yoshinori strengthened the power of the shogunate after defeating Ashikaga Mochiuji in the Eikyo Rebellion of 1438.

Yoshinori was assassinated in 1441 by Akamatsu Mitsusuke in the Kakitsu Rebellion. He was succeded by his son, the 7th shogun Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, in the next year but the power of the shogunate fell into decline.

Preceded by:
Ashikaga Yoshikazu
Ashikaga Shogun
1429–1441
Succeeded by:
Ashikaga Yoshikatsu
ja:足利義教
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