Honda Yasushige (1554-1611)

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  • Born: 1554
  • Died: 1611
  • Title: Bungo no Kami
  • Japanese: 本多 康重 (Honda Yasushige)

Yasushige was the eldest son of Honda Hirotaka and was granted the use of 'Yasu' in his name from Tokugawa Ieyasu when he came of age. Along with his father, he was present for the siege of Kakegawa castle (in Tôtômi Province) in 1569 and also fought at the battle of Mikatagahara in 1572 and in the Komaki Campaign (1584). In 1590, following the Odawara Campaign, he was given Shirai in Kôzuke Province. He was appointed one of Tokugawa Hidetada's councilors while Ieyasu went to Kyushu during the 1st Korean Campaign (1593-94). In 1601 he would be moved to Okazaki in Mikawa province and given a fief worth 50,000 koku. Son: Honda Yasunori


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