Tokugawa Tsunayoshi

1646 - 1709

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Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (徳川 綱吉, February 23, 1646 – February 19, 1709) was the fifth shōgun 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.Tsunayoshi is known for instituting animal protection laws, particularly for dogs. This earned him the nickname of "the dog shōgun". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi has received more than 215,749 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Tokugawa Tsunayoshi is the 3,475th most popular politician (down from 3,352nd in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 166th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Japanese Politician.

Tokugawa tsunayoshi is most famous for his role in the ōnin war. He was a samurai from the tokugawa clan and was known for his bravery. He was the son of tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the tokugawa shogunate.

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Among politicians, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi ranks 3,475 out of 15,710. Before him are Muyeol of Silla, Sancho VI of Navarre, Walter Christaller, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ahmose, and Bruno Kreisky. After him are Traian Băsescu, Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Liuvigild, John Corvinus, and Marcus Claudius Marcellus.

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Among people born in 1646, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi ranks 8Before him are Christian V of Denmark, Ismail Ibn Sharif, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Antoine Galland, and John Flamsteed. After him are Maria Francisca of Savoy, Hortense Mancini, Godfrey Kneller, Charles Plumier, Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, and Johann Theile. Among people deceased in 1709, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi ranks 5Before him are Ivan Mazepa, Andrea Pozzo, Giuseppe Torelli, and Meindert Hobbema. After him are Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, François Louis, Prince of Conti, Henri Jules, Prince of Condé, Giovanni Battista Gaulli, François de la Chaise, Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, and Dimitry of Rostov.

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Among people born in Japan, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi ranks 173 out of 5,560. Before him are Yasuhiro Nakasone (1918), Emperor Sujin (-147), Leo Esaki (1925), Sonny Chiba (1939), Emperor Sakuramachi (1720), and Hiroaki Sato (1932). After him are Hirokazu Ninomiya (1917), D. T. Suzuki (1870), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Kazu Naoki (1918), Kitasato Shibasaburō (1853), and Shigeru Yoshida (1878).


Among politicians born in Japan, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi ranks 56Before him are Empress Meishō (1624), Eisaku Satō (1901), Emperor Kaika (-208), Yasuhiro Nakasone (1918), Emperor Sujin (-147), and Emperor Sakuramachi (1720). After him are Shigeru Yoshida (1878), Nobusuke Kishi (1896), Yoshirō Mori (1937), Amakusa Shirō (1621), Emperor Kanmu (737), and Emperor Tenji (626).