11 September – On this day

Minamoto no Yoriie the second shogun of Japan’s Kamakura shogunate was born in 1182. Yoriie became the head of the Minamoto clan after his father’s death in 1199, he was only 17 years old. He became shogun in 1202 he was criticised for abandoning his father’s policies and forbidden from engaging in politics by his mother. He was forced to abdicate in 1203 and eventually killed in 1204.