japan Famous Daimyos from Japan

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List of notable or famous daimyos from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top daimyos born in Japan and even some popular daimyos who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese daimyos then this list is the perfect resource for you. These daimyos are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known daimyo from Japan is included when available.

This list features people like Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Oda Nobunaga.

This historic daimyos from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese daimyos of note?" and "Who are the most famous daimyos from Japan?" These prominent daimyos of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese daimyos.

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Abe Tadaaki was a high-ranking government official in Japan under Tokugawa Iemitsu and Ietsuna, the third and fourth Tokugawa Shogun. Daimyo of the Oshi Domain in modern-day Saitama prefecture, with an income of 80,000 koku, Abe was appointed wakadoshiyori in 1633, and rōjū shortly ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1602-1671)

Birthplace: Edo

Profession: Daimyo

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Akimoto Hirotomo was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who served as the lord of Tatebayashi han. Succeeding to family headship in 1864, he ruled the domain during the closing stages of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the chaos of the Boshin War. He and his domain were deeply involved in the ...more

Age: Died at 35 (1848-1883)

Birthplace: Edo

Profession: Daimyo, Samurai

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Akita Sanesue was a Japanese daimyo who lived during the Azuchi-Momoyama and early Edo periods. He was son of Andō Chikasue, a powerful figure in Dewa Province. Sanesue pledged loyalty to Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1590 during the Siege of Odawara, and served under him in various campaigns such as the ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1576-1660)

Birthplace: Dewa Province, Japan

Profession: Daimyo

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Akizuki Tanenaga was a Japanese samurai warrior and daimyo of the late Sengoku and early Edo periods. ...more

Age: Died at 47 (1567-1614)

Profession: Daimyo, Samurai

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