Tokugawa Ieyasu

Definition

Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) was a Japanese military leader who reunified Japan at the beginning of the 17th century after a long period of civil war, known as the Warring States or Sengoku period. He created a new government controlled by the Tokugawa family that ruled Japan until 1868.

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  • 1543 - 1616
    Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • 1600
    Tokugawa Ieyasu wins the Battle of Sekigahara against those generals who supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi's son. End of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period.
  • 1603 - 1868
    Edo period. The Tokugawa Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1603 - 1605
    Tokugawa Ieyasu rules as shogun in Japan.
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