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Minamoto no Yoshitsune
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Yoshitsune by Kikuchi Yōsai
Native name
源 義経
Born Ushiwakamaru (牛若丸)
c. 1159
Died June 15, 1189 (aged 30)
Battle of Koromo River
Battles/wars Battle of Uji (1184)
Battle of Awazu (1184)
Battle of Ichi-no-Tani (1184)
Battle of Yashima (1185)
Battle of Dan-no-ura (1185)
Battle of Koromo River (1189)
Spouse(s) Sato Gozen
Relations Minamoto no Yoshitomo (father)
Tokiwa Gozen (mother)
Minamoto no Yoritomo (half-brother)
Shizuka Gozen (concubine)
Signature Minamoto no Yoshitsune kao.jpg

Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経 , c. 1159 – June 15, 1189) was a military commander of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura periods. During the Genpei War, he led a series of battles which toppled the Ise-Heishi branch of the Taira clan, helping his half-brother Yoritomo consolidate power. He is considered one of the greatest and the most popular warriors of his era, and one of the most famous samurai fighters in the history of Japan. Yoshitsune perished after being betrayed by the son of a trusted ally.

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