Honda Tadamasa

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Honda Tadamasa
Lord of Kuwana
In office
1609–1617
Preceded by Honda Tadakatsu
Succeeded by Matsudaira Sadakatsu
Lord of Himeji
In office
1617–1631
Preceded by Ikeda Mitsumasa
Succeeded by Honda Masatomo
Personal details
Born 1575
Mikawa Province, Japan
Died September 6, 1631
Edo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Spouse(s) Matsudaira Kumahime
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Honda".

Honda Tadamasa (本多 忠政?, 1575 – September 6, 1631) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period, who ruled the Kuwana Domain and then the Himeji Domain. He was the son of Honda Tadakatsu.

Tadamasa's first battle was during the Siege of Odawara, in 1590; he also fought at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. After his father's retirement in 1609, he succeeded to the Honda family headship, becoming the second generation lord of the Kuwana Domain. Several years later, he took part in the Siege of Osaka, and received the Himeji Domain, with 150,000 koku of revenues, as a reward.

Tadamasa's wife was Kumahime, the daughter of Tokugawa Ieyasu's eldest son Matsudaira Nobuyasu. Their eldest son, Honda Tadatoki (the husband of Tokugawa Hidetada's daughter Senhime), was in line to inherit the Himeji Domain. However, as Tadatoki died in 1626, at age 31, the domain went to his younger brother Tadatomo.

Preceded by
Honda Tadakatsu
Lord of Kuwana
1609-1617
Succeeded by
Matsudaira Sadakatsu
Preceded by
Ikeda Mitsumasa
Lord of Himeji
1617-1631
Succeeded by
Honda Masatomo

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