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Tokugawa Ieyasu

Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu

Full Name: Matsudaira Takechiyo
Profession: Shogun

Nationality:
Japan
Japanese

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
Birthplace: Okazaki, Japan
Star Sign: Aquarius

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

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)
  • 1603-03-24 Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun, officially establishing the Tokugawa Shogunate which would rule Japan until 1867
  • 1615-06-04 Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan

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