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Famous Male Daimyos

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List of famous male daimyos, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male daimyos list contains the most prominent and top males known for being daimyos. There are thousand of males working as daimyos in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic daimyos have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a daimyo then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Shimazu Nariakira and Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

While this isn't a list of all male daimyos, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male daimyos?" and "Who are the best male daimyos?"

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    Matsudaira Hirotada was the lord of Okazaki Castle in Mikawa province, Japan during the Sengoku Period of the 16th century. He is best known for being the father of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate.more

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    • Age: Died at 23 (1526-1549)
    • Profession: Daimyo
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    Ii Naosuke was daimyo of Hikone and also TairĊ of Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan, a position he held from April 23, 1858 until his death on March 24, 1860. He is most famous for signing the Harris Treaty with the United States, granting access to ports for trade to American merchants and seamen and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1815-1860)
    • Birthplace: Edo
    • Profession: Daimyo, Politician
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    Matsudaira Kiyoyasu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Daimyos
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    Matsudaira Kiyoyasu was the 7th lord over the Matsudaira clan during the Sengoku period of Japan. Kiyoyasu was the grandfather of the exceedingly famous unifier of Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Kiyoyasu soon gained control of the whole of the northern region of Mikawa province after the Saigo clan had ...more

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    • Age: Died at 24 (1511-1535)
    • Profession: Daimyo
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    Hasekura Tsunenaga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Daimyos
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    Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga was a Japanese samurai and retainer of Date Masamune, the daimyo of Sendai. In the years 1613 through 1620, Hasekura headed a diplomatic mission to the Vatican in Rome, traveling through New Spain and visiting various ports-of-call in Europe. This historic mission is called ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1571-1622)
    • Birthplace: Sendai Domain
    • Profession: Daimyo, Diplomat, Samurai
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    Toyotomi Hideyoshi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Daimyos
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    Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier". He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Warring States period. The period of his rule is often called the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1537-1598)
    • Birthplace: Japan
    • Profession: Daimyo, Samurai, Warlord
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    Matsudaira Tadaaki was a Japanese samurai of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period through early Edo period. He was a retainer and relative of the Tokugawa clan.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1583-1644)
    • Birthplace: Japan
    • Profession: Daimyo, Samurai
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    Matsudaira Katamori is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Daimyos
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    Matsudaira Katamori was a samurai who lived in the last days of the Edo period and the early to mid Meiji period. He was the 9th daimyo of the Aizu han and the Military Commissioner of Kyoto during the Bakumatsu period. During the Boshin War, Katamori and the Aizu han fought against the Meiji Government ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1836-1893)
    • Birthplace: Edo
    • Profession: Daimyo, Samurai
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    Matsudaira Tadanao was a Japanese daimyo in the early Edo period. He was the head of the Fukui Domain.more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1595-1650)
    • Profession: Daimyo, Samurai
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