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Ieyasu Tokugawa (1543- 1616)

Ieyasu Tokugawa (1543- 1616)

Introduction 

Few figures in Japanese history loom larger than Ieyasu Tokogawa, the man who unified the whole country under his shogunate which ruled the nation for 268 years (1600- 1868). Born in an era of turmoil and almost constant warfare that was more or less a way of life during the Sengoku or Warring State Period that lasted from 1467 till 1600, the son of a young, relatively minor lord would eventually have the whole of Japan under his thumb and changed the course of the country for almost three centuries.

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