Taira no Shigemori

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Portrait of Taira no Shigemori, attributed to Fujiwara No Takanobu. Color on silk.

Taira no Shigemori (平 重盛, 1138 – September 2, 1179).

He was the favorite son of the Taira clan patriarch, Taira no Kiyomori. He supported his father in the Heiji Rebellion. He died, "some said of grief at his father's stubborn and misguided treatment of his opponents."[1]He was the ancestor of Oda Nobunaga by his grandson, Taira no Chikazane. His sons were Taira no Koremori and Taira no Sukemori (father of Taira no Chikazane).


  1. ^ Sansom, George (1958). A history of Japan to 1334. Stanford University Press. p. 257,266–267,287. ISBN 0804705232.