Tokugawa Mochinaga

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

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).



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.


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    Japanese royalty
    Preceded by
    Matsudaira Yoshitatsu
    11th (Owari-Matsudaira) daimyō of Takasu
    Succeeded by
    Matsudaira Yoshimasa
    Preceded by
    Tokugawa Yoshikatsu
    15th (Tokugawa) daimyō of Owari
    Succeeded by
    Tokugawa Yoshinori
    Preceded by
    Tokugawa Yoshinobu
    10th Hitotsubashi-Tokugawa family head
    Succeeded by
    Tokugawa Satomichi