Tokugawa Yorifusa

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Tokugawa Yorifusa

Tokugawa Yorifusa (徳川 頼房, September 15, 1603 – August 23, 1661), also known as Mito Yorifusa, was a Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period.



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Kageyama-dono, mother of Yorinobu and Yorifusa.

Known in his childhood as Tsuruchiyomaru (鶴千代丸), he was the eleventh son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun with his concubine, Kageyama-dono later adopted as Okaji no Kata's son after his younger sister, Ichihime died. Yorifusa was first enfeoffed in the Shimotsuma domain (100,000 koku) from 1606 to 1609, before being transferred to Mito (Hitachi Province, 350,000 koku) in 1610, thereby founding the Mito branch of the Tokugawa house (the junior branch of the gosanke). [1] A holder of the junior 3rd court rank (jusanmi), Yorifusa held the title of chūnagon (middle counselor), both of which he received in 1627.




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  1. Annals of Mito, 水戸紀年
  2. "Genealogy". Reichsarchiv (in Japanese). Retrieved 13 November 2017.
Preceded by Daimyō of Shimotsuma
Succeeded by
Preceded by Daimyō of Mito
Succeeded by

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