Fujiwara no Yasuhira
At first protecting Yoshitsune, according to his father's will, he was finally forced by Minamoto no Yoritomo to attack Yoshitsune. Yoshitsune, rather than surrender, killed his wife and children and committed suicide. In 1189 Yasuhira was defeated by Yoritomo's forces and subsequently killed. This marked the end of the Northern Fujiwara.
Fujiwara no Hidehira
|Northern Fujiwara family head
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