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Tokugawa Ieyoshi

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Ieyoshi's grave at Zôjô-ji in Tokyo
  • Born: 1793
  • Died: 1853/6/22
  • Reign: 1837-1853
  • Childhood Name: 敏次郎 (Toshijirô)
  • Japanese: 徳川 家慶 (Tokugawa Ieyoshi)

Tokugawa Ieyoshi was the 12th Tokugawa shogun.

The second son of Tokugawa Ienari, and the only surviving son not adopted away into another samurai family, he succeeded his father as shogun on 1837/9/2 following Ienari's abdication. His reign saw the Tenpô Reforms of Mizuno Tadakuni, and the beginnings of the Bakumatsu period and foreign policy efforts by Abe Masahiro.

Ieyoshi was the last shogun to visit Nikkô Tôshôgû, doing so in 1841.

Following his death in 1853, Ieyoshi was succeeded by his son Tokugawa Iesada.


Preceded by:
Tokugawa Ienari
Tokugawa Shogun
1837-1853
Succeeded by:
Tokugawa Iesada


References

  • Evelyn Rawski, Early Modern China and Northeast Asia: Cross-Border Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (2015), 161.
  • "Shiryôhen kaidai shiryô honkoku: Edo dachi ni tsuki oose watashi dome" 「史料編解題・史料翻刻「江戸立二付仰渡留」」, in Kamiya Nobuyuki 紙屋敦之 (ed.), Kinsei Nihon ni okeru gaikoku shisetsu to shakai hen'yô 3: taikun gaikô kaitai wo ou 『近世日本における外国使節と社会変容(3)-大君外交解体を追う-』, Tokyo: Waseda University (2009), p42n1.
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