Ashikaga Yoshimochi was born in March 12th 1386 A.D. and died #Onthisday 3rd February 1428 A.D. he was the 4th Shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate who reigned between the years of 1394 A.D. to 1423 A.D. during the Muromachi Period of Japan. Yoshimochi was the son of Shogun Ashikaga Yositmitusu.

In the year of 1394 A.D. he gave up his title and handed it to his young son, this was formally confirmed at the office of Seii Tasihogun. However despite the early retirement, the old Shogun did not abandon any his powers and he continued to manage power and authority over the Shogunate until his death.