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by / on February 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1867 – Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912).

The Emperor Meiji (明治天皇 Meiji-tennō) (3 November 1852 – 30 July 1912) or Meiji the Great was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 3 February 1867 until his death. He presided over a time of rapid change in Japan, as the nation rose from a feudal shogunate to become a world power. […]

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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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