Ashikaga Yoshitane

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Ashikaga Yoshitane (Jp. 足利 義稙) (September 9, 1466May 23, 1523) was the 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned first from 1490 to 1493 and then again from 1508 to 1521 during the Muromachi period of Japan. Yoshitane was the son of Ashikaga Yoshimi and grandson of the 6th shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori.

After the 9th shogun Ashikaga Yoshihisa died in 1489 of disease leaving no heir while on a campaign against Rokkaku Takayori (Rokkaku Tobatsu), the daimyo of southern Omi province, Yoshitane became Seii Taishogun a year later. In 1493, Yoshitane rose against Hosokawa Masamoto and was replaced by the 11th shogun Ashikaga Yoshizumi.

Again in 1508, after the Battle of Funaokayama, with the support of Ouchi Yoshioki, Yoshitane regained the position of Seii Taishogun from Yoshizumi. However, finally after a power struggle with Hosokawa Takakuni, Yoshitane fled to Awaji Island and died in Awa province on the island of Shikoku. Hosokawa Masamoto replaced Yoshitane with the 12th shogun Ashikaga Yoshiharu.

Preceded by: (first term)
Ashikaga Yoshihisa
Ashikaga Shogun
1490–1493, 1508–1521
Succeeded by: (first term)
Ashikaga Yoshizumi
Preceded by: (second term)
Ashikaga Yoshizumi
Succeeded by: (second term)
Ashikaga Yoshiharu
ja:足利義材
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