Matsudaira Ietada (Fukōzu)

Matsudaira Ietada (松平 家忠, 1555 – September 8, 1600), also known as Tomomo no Suke was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period.[1] He was the adoptive father of Matsudaira Tadayoshi, the fourth son of Tokugawa Ieyasu

Matsudaira Ietada
松平 家忠
Matsudaira Ietada.jpg
Lord of Omigawa
In office
1594–1600
Succeeded byMatsudaira Tadayoshi
Personal details
Born1555
Mikawa Province
DiedSeptember 8, 1600
Fushimi, Yamashiro Province
NicknameTomomo no Suke
Military service
AllegianceTokugawa clan
Unit(Fukōzu-Matsudaira)
Battles/warsBattle of Mikatagahara (1572)
Battle of Nagashino (1575)
Siege of Takatenjin (1581)
Battle of Komaki-Nagakute (1584)
Siege of Fushimi Castle (1600)
This is about a member of the Fukōzu-Matsudaira. For others of the same name, see Matsudaira Ietada.

BiographyEdit

Ietada was the fourth son of Matsudaira Koretada, who was the head of the Fukōzu branch of the Matsudaira clan. Ietada served his brother Tokugawa Ieyasu from a young age.[1]

In 1572, he fought at the Battle of Mikatagahara.[2] He fought in many of Ieyasu's campaigns, including against Takeda Katsuyori in the Battle of Nagashino 1575.[1] and took part in the Siege of Takatenjin (1581) against Okabe Motonobu.

In 1590, Ietada was granted Oshi Domain (100,000 koku) in Musashi Province. He was transferred to Kashira Domain in 1592 and to Omigawa Domain in 1594.[1]

In 1599, he was given command of Fushimi Castle near Kyoto.[1] He was killed fighting against Ishida Mitsunari at the siege of Fushimi in 1600.[3]

LegacyEdit

Ietada is known for his journal, Ietada nikki (家忠日記), which he kept for the 17 year interval between 1575 and August 1594.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Matsudaira Ietada" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 616.
  2. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (2000). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & C0. pp. 222–223. ISBN 1854095234.
  3. ^ 松平家忠
  4. ^ Kodansha. (1983). "Matsudaira Ietada" in Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, Vol. 5, p. 131; excerpt, "Ietada's diary, Ietada nikki, is a valuable historical source for the years 1577-94.}
Preceded by 4th Fukōzu-Matsudaira family head
1575-1600
Succeeded by
Preceded by
none
1st Lord of Oshi
(Fukōzu-Matsudaira)

1590-1592
Succeeded by
Preceded by
none
1st Lord of Omigawa
(Fukōzu-Matsudaira)

1594-1600
Succeeded by