Tokugawa Mochinaga

Tokugawa Mochinaga (徳川 茂徳, June 11, 1831 – March 6, 1884) was a Japanese samurai who was an influential figure of the Bakumatsu period. His childhood name was Shizasaburo (鎮三郎).

Tokugawa Mochinaga
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Tokugawa Mochinaga
Lord of the Hitotsubashi-Tokugawa
In office
1866–1884
Preceded byTokugawa Yoshinobu
Succeeded byTokugawa Satomichi
Personal details
Born(1831-06-11)June 11, 1831
Edo, Japan
DiedMarch 6, 1884(1884-03-06) (aged 52)
NationalityJapanese

BiographyEdit

The son of Matsudaira Yoshitatsu of Takasu han, his brothers included the famous Matsudaira Katamori, Matsudaira Sadaaki, and Tokugawa Yoshikatsu. Together, the four men were known as the Takasu yon-kyōdai 高須四兄弟, or "Four Brothers of Takasu". First serving as daimyō of his native Takasu Domain, and then the Owari Domain, Mochiharu retired before succeeding to the headship of the Hitotsubashi branch of the Tokugawa house. An important figure in the Bakumatsu period, he eventually retired the Hitotsubashi headship in favor of his son Satomichi.

FamilyEdit

  • Father: Matsudaira Yoshitatsu (1800-1862)
  • Mother: Norihime, daughter of Tokugawa Harutoshi
  • Wife: Masahime, daughter of Niwa Nagatomi
  • Children:
    • Matsudaira Yoshimasa (1858-1860) by Masahime
    • Tokugawa Satomichi by Masahime

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Hitotsubashi genealogy
  • Bolitho, Harold. The Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu, 1862–1868. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1980.
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
11th (Owari-Matsudaira) daimyō of Takasu
1850–1858
Succeeded by
Preceded by
15th (Tokugawa) daimyō of Owari
1858–1863
Succeeded by
Preceded by
10th Hitotsubashi-Tokugawa family head
1866–1884
Succeeded by