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Shimazu Tsunataka

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Grave of Shimazu Tsunataka at Fukushô-ji in Kagoshima
  • Died: 1704/9/15
  • Japanese: 島津綱貴 (Shimazu Tsunataka)

Shimazu Tsunataka was the third Edo period lord of Satsuma han.

He was the eldest son of Shimazu Tsunahisa.

He held the Lower Junior Fourth Rank at court early in his career, being named Chamberlain (侍従, jijû) in 1667, and Minor Captain in 1687. Upon the retirement of his grandfather, Shimazu Mitsuhisa, in that year (1687), Tsunataka became head of the Shimazu clan and lord of Satsuma. He was then elevated to the Upper Junior Fourth Rank in 1695, and granted the title of Middle Captain.

Preceded by:
Shimazu Mitsuhisa
Lord of Satsuma han
1687-1704
Succeeded by:
Shimazu Yoshitaka

References

  • Kamiya Nobuyuki, Ryûkyû to Nihon, Chûgoku 琉球と日本・中国, Yamakawa Shuppansha (2008), 62.
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