Matsudaira Yoritaka

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Matsudaira".

Matsudaira Yoritaka (松平 頼位?, March 17, 1810 – December 17, 1886) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo Period who served as daimyo of Shishido han. Retiring early, he was succeeded by his son Matsudaira Yorinori, but Yoritaka returned to headship following Yorinori's death in 1864. Though the domain was abolished following its involvement in the chaos of the Tengu-tō (天狗党?) "Tengu Party" revolt of 1864, the new Satsuma-Chōshu centered government of the Meiji Emperor forgave Shishido, and allowed Yoritaka to retake his former holdings. Becoming han chiji (domainal governor) by Imperial order in 1869, he remained in that position until the abolition of the domains in 1871. After that he became a Shinto priest and was famed as a prolific writer. His son Matsudaira Yoriyasu (松平 頼安?, 1856–1940) succeeded him as family head in 1880. Yoritaka's granddaughter Natsu (the daughter of Matsudaira Kō (松平 高?, 1858–1923) and Nagai Iwanojō (永井 岩之丞?, 1845–1907), son of the famous Nagai Naoyuki), is famous as the grandmother of Mishima Yukio. Under the new system of nobility, Yoriyasu became a viscount (shishaku 子爵).[1][2][3]

Yoritaka died in December 1886, at age 77.

Preceded by
Matsudaira Yorikata
Shishido-Matsudaira clan
1839-1846
Succeeded by
Matsudaira Yorinori
Preceded by
Matsudaira Yorinori
Shishido-Matsudaira clan
1868-1871
Succeeded by
none (domain abolished)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Etsugu, Tomoko (1983). 三島由紀夫 文学の軌跡 [Yukio Mishima-The locus of his literature] (in Japanese). Koōronsha. pp. 122–129, 234–235. 
  2. ^ Sato, Hideaki; Inoue, Takashi (2005). 決定版 三島由紀夫全集・第42巻・年譜・書誌 [Final edition-Yukio Mishima complete works No.42-Biographical sketch and Bibliography] (in Japanese). Shinchosha. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Inose, Naoki (1999). ペルソナ 三島由紀夫伝 [Persona - A Biography of Yukio Mishima] (in Japanese) (paperback ed.). Bungeishunjū. pp. 141–142. 

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