Taira no Shigemori

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Portrait of Taira no Shigemori, attributed to Fujiwara No Takanobu. Color on silk.
In this Japanese name, the family name is Taira.

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]


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