Genpei War Timeline

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  • 794 CE - 1185 CE
    The Heian Period in ancient Japan.
  • 1180 CE - 1185 CE
    The Genpei War in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
  • 1180 CE
    The Todaiji Temple at Nara is destroyed by fire during the Genpei War.
  • 1180 CE
    Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yorimasa.
  • 1181 CE
    Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yukie.
  • 1183 CE
    Japanese emperor Go-Shirakawa officially recognises the authority of Minamoto no Yoritomo in the Kanto region.
  • 1183 CE
    Kiso Yoshinaka defeats a large Taira army at Kurikara in Etchu and occupies the Japanese capital Heiankyo (Kyoto).
  • 1185 CE
    Battle of Dannoura where the Minamoto defeat the rival Taira. The young emperor Antoku drowns.

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794 CE - 1185 CE: The Heian Period in ancient Japan.
 
 
1180 CE - 1185 CE: The Genpei War in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
 
 
1180 CE: The Todaiji Temple at Nara is destroyed by fire during the Genpei War.
 
 
1180 CE: Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yorimasa.
 
 
1181 CE: Taira forces defeat an army led by Minamoto no Yukie.
 
 
1183 CE: Japanese emperor Go-Shirakawa officially recognises the authority of Minamoto no Yoritomo in the Kanto region.
 
 
1183 CE: Kiso Yoshinaka defeats a large Taira army at Kurikara in Etchu and occupies the Japanese capital Heiankyo (Kyoto).
 
1185 CE: Battle of Dannoura where the Minamoto defeat the rival Taira. The young emperor Antoku drowns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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