Prince Tsunehisa Takeda
Prince Takeda Tsunehisa
|Born||September 28, 1882|
|Died||April 23, 1919 36) (aged|
|Allegiance||Empire of Japan|
|Years of service||1903–1919|
Masako, Princess Tsune (m. 1908)
Prince Tsunehisa Takeda(竹田宮恒久王Takeda-no-miya Tsunehisa-ō, September 22, 1882 – April 23, 1919) was the founder of the Takeda-no-miya collateral branch of the Japanese Imperial Family.
The Takeda (竹田) ōke was the tenth and youngest branch of the Japanese Imperial Family created from branches of the Fushimi-no-miya house.
The Kyū-Miyake, also known as the Old Imperial Family (旧皇族), were branches of the Japanese Imperial Family created from branches of the Fushimi-no-miya house. All but one of the ōke were formed by the descendants of Prince Fushimi Kuniye. The ōke were stripped of their membership in the Imperial Family by the American Occupation Authorities in October 1947, as part of the abolition of collateral imperial houses. After that point, only the immediate family of Hirohito and those of his three brothers retained membership in the Imperial Family. However, unofficial heads of these collateral families still exist for most and are listed herein.
Prince Tsunehisa Takeda was the eldest son of Prince Kitashirakawa Yoshihisa and thus the brother of Prince Kitashirakawa Naruhisa. In 1902, he served in the House of Peers, and on November 30, 1903 graduated from the 15th class of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy.
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Prince Takeda graduated from the 22nd class of the Army War College in 1910. In 1913 he was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum. Prince Takeda Tsunehisa died during the worldwide epidemic of the Spanish influenza in Tokyo in 1919.
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Princess Masako Takeda, born Masako, Princess Tsune, was the tenth child and sixth daughter of Emperor Meiji of Japan and one of his consorts, Sono Sachiko.
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