Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu

Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu
Mon of the Fujiwara Clan.

Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu

Fujiwara no Yoshitsugu (藤原 良継) was a member of the Fujiwara Clan, more specifically the Shikike Branch of this clan, living from 716-777.2

He was the son of Fujiwara no Umakai1 Brinkley’s 1915 publication also states Fujiwara no Tanetsugu was his son, though other sources state otherwise.1

During his career he served as naidaijin in 764 and was opposed to Fujiwara no Nakamaro. However, Nakamaro would eventually see him sent into exile.2

Louis Fredrick erroneously says his father is Fujiwara no Hirotsugu.2


1. Brinkley, F. (1915) “A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era.” New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company.
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.

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