Ii clan (井伊氏, Ii-shi) is a Japanese clan which originates in Tōtōmi Province. It was a retainer clan of the Imagawa family, and then switched sides to the Matsudaira clan of Mikawa Province at the reign of Ii Naotora. A famed 16th-century clan member, Ii Naomasa, adopted son of Ii Naotora, was Tokugawa Ieyasu's son-in-law and one of his most important generals. He received the fief of Hikone in Ōmi Province as a reward for his conduct in battle at Sekigahara. The Ii and a few sub-branches remained daimyō for the duration of the Edo period. Ii Naosuke, the famed politician of the late Edo period, was another member of this clan.

Ii clan
井伊氏
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The Ii clan mon
Home provinceMikawa
Parent houseFujiwara clan
TitlesVarious
FounderFujiwara Tomosuke
Hikone Castle, the seat of the Ii clan during the Edo period

The clan claims descent from Fujiwara no Yoshikado,[1] who had been one of the Daijō daijin during the ninth century.

Head FamilyEdit

  1. Ii Tomoyasu (1010-1093)
  2. Ii Tomomune
  3. Ii Munetsuna
  4. Ii Tomofumi
  5. Ii Tomoie
  6. Ii Tomonao
  7. Ii Korenao
  8. Ii Morinao
  9. Ii Yoshinao
  10. Ii Yanonao
  11. Ii Yasunao
  12. Ii Yukinao (1309-1354)
  13. Ii Kagenao
  14. Ii Tadanao
  15. Ii Naouji
  16. Ii Naohira
  17. Ii Naomune
  18. Ii Naomori
  19. Ii Naochika
  20. Ii Naotora
  21. Ii Naomasa
  22. Ii Naokatsu
  23. Ii Naotaka
  24. Ii Naozumi (1625-1676)
  25. Ii Naooki (1656-1717)
  26. Ii Naomichi (1689-1710)
  27. Ii Naotsune (1693-1710)
  28. Ii Naooki (second time;1656-1717)
  29. Ii Naonobu (1700-1736)
  30. Ii Naosada (1700-1760)
  31. Ii Naoyoshi (1727-1754)
  32. Ii Naosada (second time;1700-1760)
  33. Ii Naohide (1729-1789)
  34. Ii Naonaka (1766-1831)
  35. Ii Naoaki (1794-1850)
  36. Ii Naosuke
  37. Ii Naonori
  38. Ii Naotada (1881-1947)
  39. Ii Naoyoshi (1910-1993)
  40. Ii Naohide
  41. Ii Takeo (b.1969)

Family membersEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Papinot, Edmund. (1906) Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie du japon. Tokyo: Librarie Sansaisha.

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