List of Famous Daimyos

List of famous daimyos, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top daimyos in the world? This includes the most prominent daimyos, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable daimyos is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic daimyos were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned daimyos.

List features famous Japanese feudal lords like Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Oda Nobunaga. Also featuring Japanese samurai who became lords, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known daimyos to the lesser known daimyos of today, these are some of the best professionals in the daimyo field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous daimyos ever?" and "What are the names of famous daimyos?" then you're in the right place. 
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  • Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長, Oda Nobunaga, listen; June 23, 1534 – June 21, 1582) was a powerful daimyō (feudal lord) of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku ...more
  • Matsudaira Hirotada (松平 広忠, June 9, 1526 – April 3, 1549) 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 ...more
  • Ii Naosuke (井伊 直弼, November 29, 1815 – March 24, 1860) was daimyō of Hikone (1850–1860) and also Tairō of the Tokugawa shogunate, Japan, a position he held from April 23, 1858, until his death on ...more
  • Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (松平 清康, September 28, 1511 – December 29, 1535) was the 7th lord over the Matsudaira clan during the Sengoku period (16th century) of Japan. Kiyoyasu was the grandfather of the ...more
  • Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga (or Philip Francis Faxicura, baptized as Francisco Felipe Faxicura, in Spain, also spelled Faxecura Rocuyemon in period European sources, reflecting the contemporary ...more
  • File:Toyotomi Hideyoshi Kaou.svg Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉, March 17, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a preeminent daimyō, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is ...more