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Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543–1616)

  • By: Amy J. Benavides
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Japanese military leader and statesman

Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder of the Edo shogunate (1603–1867), Japan's last. Born Matsudaira Takechiyo in Okazaki, of the Matsudaira military clan, Ieyasu grew up in a period of warfare, kidnapping, and shifting alliances. He not only ...

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