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Tokugawa Tsunayoshi

Tokugawa Tsunayoshi
Personal data
Date of birth23 February 1646
Date of death19 February 1709(age 62)
5th Edo Shogun
Assumed office1680 1709
MonarchEmperor Reigen
Emperor Higashiyama
Succeeded byShogun:
Tokugawa Ienobu
Lord of Tatebayashi:
Tokugawa Tokumatsu
Preceded byShogun:
Tokugawa Ietsuna
Lord of Tatebayashi:
Matsudaira Norihisa

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|} was the fifth shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty of Japan. He was the younger brother of Tokugawa Ietsuna, thus making him the son of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the grandson of Tokugawa Hidetada, and the great-grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

He is known for instituting animal protection laws, particularly for dogs. This earned him the nickname of "dog shogun".


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