Ashikaga Yoshihide

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Ashikaga Yoshihide (足利 義栄?, 1538 – October 28, 1568) was the 14th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who held nominal power for a few months in 1568 during the Muromachi period of Japan. When he became shogun, he changed his name to Yoshinaga, but he is more conventionally recognized today by the name Yoshihide.[1]

Events of Yoshihide's bakufu

Shortly after having been proclaimed shogun, Yoshihide died from a contagious disease. In the same month, Oda Nobunaga marched his armies into Kyoto. He seized control of the capital.[3] Nobunaga installed Ashikaga Yoshiaki as the fifteenth shogun.[4]

Era of Yoshihide's bakufu

The year in which Yoshihide was shogun is encompassed within a single era name or nengō.[5]


  1. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 386-387., p. 386, at Google Books
  2. Titsingh, pp. 385-386., p. 385, at Google Books
  3. Titsingh, p. 386., p. 386, at Google Books
  4. Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982). Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p. 332.
  5. Titsingh, pp. 382-388., p. 382, at Google Books


Preceded by
Ashikaga Yoshiteru
Muromachi Shogun
Succeeded by
Ashikaga Yoshiaki