Tokugawa Ieyasu

Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Full Name: Tokugawa Ieyasu [Matsudaira Takechiyo]
Nationality:

Japanese

Profession: Shogun
Why Famous: The founder and first Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Ieyasu was one of the three unifiers of Japan.

Born: January 31, 1543
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Okazaki, Japan

Died: June 1, 1616 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Historical Events in the Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

  • 1573-01-25 Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • 1590-08-30 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
  • 1615-06-04 Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

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