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Ashikaga Yoshihide
足利 義栄
In office
Preceded byAshikaga Yoshiteru
Succeeded byAshikaga Yoshiaki
Personal details
Died(1568-10-28)October 28, 1568

Ashikaga Yoshihide (足利 義栄, 1538 – October 28, 1568) was the 14th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate who held nominal power for a few months in 1568 during the Muromachi period of Japan. When he became shōgun, he changed his name to Yoshinaga, but he is more conventionally recognized today by the name Yoshihide.[1] In 1568, Yoshihide became Sei-i Taishōgun three years after the death of his cousin, the thirteenth shōgun Ashikaga Yoshiteru.[2]


Shortly after having been proclaimed shōgun, 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 shōgun.[4]


Era of Yoshihide's bakufu[edit]

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


  • Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press. ISBN 9780702214851; OCLC 7574544
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Ōdai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 585069
Preceded by Shōgun:
Ashikaga Yoshihide

Succeeded by