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  • 1147 CE - 1199 CE
    Life of Minamoto no Yoritomo, clan leader of the Minamoto and first shogun of Japan.
  • 1192 CE - 1333 CE
    The Kamakura Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1192 CE - 1199 CE
    Minamoto no Yoritomo is shogun in Japan.
  • 1202 CE - 1203 CE
    Minamoto no Yorie is shogun of Japan.
  • 1203 CE - 1219 CE
    Minamoto no Sanetomo is shogun of Japan.
  • 1203 CE - 1205 CE
    Hojo Tokimasa acts as regent to Japan's shogun, the first of 16 such regents
  • 1221 CE
    The Jokyu Disturbance - Japan's emperor Go-Toba launches a failed coup against the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1225 CE
    The position of vice-regent to the shogun (rensho) is created in Japan.
  • 1327 CE - 1333 CE
    Hojo Moritoki reigns as shogun in Japan, the last of the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • c. 1333 CE
    Nitta Yoshisada attacks and destroys Kamakura, capital of Japan's Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1333 CE - 1336 CE
    The Kemmu Restoration when the Japanese emperor Go-Daigo uses rebel warlords to oust the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1333 CE
    The position of deputy shogun (kanrei) is created in Japan.
  • 1338 CE
    Ashikaga Takauji becomes the new shogun in Japan, it is the beginning of the Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate.
  • 1338 CE - 1573 CE
    The Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1338 CE - 1358 CE
    Ashikaga Takauji rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1350 CE - 1352 CE
    Japan's shogun Ashikaga Takauji battles his brother Tadayoshi.
  • 1359 CE - 1368 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshiakira rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1368 CE - c. 1394 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshimitsu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1395 CE - 1423 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshimochi rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1397 CE
    The Kinkakuji or 'Golden Pavilion' is built in Heiankyo (Kyoto) by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.
  • 1423 CE - 1425 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshikazu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1429 CE - 1441 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshinori rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1442 CE - 1443 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshikatsu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1449 CE - 1474 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshimasa rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1460 CE - 1483 CE
    Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) is built in Heiankyo (Kytoto) Japan by Ashikaga Yoshimasa.
  • 1467 CE - 1477 CE
    The Onin War between rival warlords rages in Japan.
  • 1467 CE - 1568 CE
  • 1474 CE - 1489 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshihisa rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1490 CE - 1493 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshitane rules in his first spell as shogun of Japan.
  • 1494 CE - 1508 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshizumi rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1508 CE - 1521 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshitane rules in his second spell as shogun of Japan.
  • 1521 CE - 1546 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshiharu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1546 CE - 1565 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshiteru rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1568 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshihide rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1568 CE - 1588 CE
    Ashikaga Yoshiaki rules as shogun in Japan (but is exiled by Oda Nobunaga from 1573 CE).
  • 1573 CE
    Oda Nobunaga exiles the last Ashikaga shogun, Yoshiaki.
  • 1600 CE
    Tokugawa Ieyasu wins the Battle of Skeigahara against those generals who supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi's son. End of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period.
  • 1603 CE - 1868 CE
    The Tokugawa Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1603 CE - 1605 CE
    Tokugawa Ieyasu rules as shogun in Japan.
  • 1868 CE
    The Meiji Restoration eliminates the position of shogun in Japan.

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