Tōdō Takayuki

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Tōdō".
Tōdō Takayuki
Lord of Tsu
In office
1825–1871
Preceded by Tōdō Takasawa
Succeeded by Tōdō Takakiyo
Personal details
Born (1813-03-11)March 11, 1813
Died February 9, 1895(1895-02-09) (aged 81)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese

Tōdō Takayuki (藤堂 高猷?, March 11, 1813 – February 9, 1895) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Tsu Domain. Takayuki's sudden betrayal of the Tokugawa forces at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi was one of the decisive factors which turned the battle in the imperial army's favor.

Takayuki is believed by some historians to be the father of the Shinsengumi samurai, Tōdō Heisuke.

Preceded by
Tōdō Takasawa
Lord of Tsu
1825-1871
Succeeded by
Tōdō Takakiyo

References[edit]

  • Totman, Conrad (1980). Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu. (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press), pp. 425–429.
  • (Japanese) Tōdō family information (25 Sept. 2007)