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Taira no Kiyomori

(1118-81). Prominent political figure of the late Heian period (794-1185). Of warrior origin, he rose to dominate the court and saw his grandson become emperor. He is the central figure in Japan's greatest war chronicle, Heike monogatari. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)

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