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Kujo Yoritsune

Kujo Yoritsune (1218-1256) was the fourth shogun (r. 1226-1244) of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan. His father was kampaku[?] Kujo Michiie[?] and his grandmother was a niece of Minamoto no Yoritomo. Kujo Yoritsune is also known as Fujiwara no Yoritsune.

At the age of seven, in 1226, Yoritsune became Seii Taishogun in a political deal between his father and the shogunate regent Hojo Yoshitoki[?] and Hojo Masako who set him up as a puppet shogun.

In 1244, he relinquished the position of shogun to his son Kujo Yoritsugu[?]. In the next year, he became a Buddhist priest.



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