Tokugawa Shogunate

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The Tokugawa Shogunate (徳川幕府 Tokugawa bakufu) was the last of the three shōgunates to rule feudal Japan. It ruled from 1603 until the revolt in 1868.

The Tokugawa Shōgun who ruled during this period were:[1]

  • Iyeyasu (1603 - 1605)
  • Hidetada (1605 - 1622)
  • Iyemitsu (1622 - 1651)
  • Iyetsuna (1651 - 1680)
  • Tsunayoshi (1680 - 1709)
  • Iyenobu (1709 - 1713)
  • Iyetsugu (1713 - 1716)
  • Yoshimune (1716 - 1745)
  • Iyeshige (1745 - 1760)
  • Iyeharu (1760 - 1786)
  • Iyenari (1786 - 1837)
  • Iyeyoshi (1837 - 1853)
  • Iyesada (1853 - 1858)
  • Iyemochi (1858 - 1866)
  • Yoshinobu (1866 - 1868)

The Meiji Restoration bought an end to the reign of the Shōgunate.

See also

References

  • The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al, 2005.

Further Reading

Usagi Yojimbo (a fictional series of comic books whose main character is an anthropomorphic rabbit samurai; it gives an excellent view of Japanese life around the beginning of the Tokugawa era)

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