Famous Birthdays

by / on February 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1720 -Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan.

Emperor Sakuramachi (桜町天皇 Sakuramachi-tennō, February 8, 1720 – May 28, 1750) was the 115th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Sakuramachi’s reign spanned the years from 1735 through 1747. He was said to be the reincarnation of Prince Shōtoku. With the support of Tokugawa Yoshimune, he worked for the restoration of Imperial rites, bringing back the […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 9:17 AM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1637 – Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Unified Japan.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a daimyo warrior, general and politician of the Sengoku period. He unified the political factions of Japan. He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Sengoku period. The period of his rule is often called the Momoyama period, named after Hideyoshi’s castle. He is noted for a number of cultural legacies, […]

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by / on January 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1543 -Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan.

Famous Birthdays Today: 1543 -Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Ieyasu seized power in 1600, received appointment as shogun in 1603, abdicated from office in […]

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