Akimoto Hirotomo

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Akimoto Hirotomo
Lord of Tatebayashi
In office
Preceded by Akimoto Yukitomo
Succeeded by none
Personal details
Born (1848-05-16)May 16, 1848
Edo, Japan
Died June 13, 1883(1883-06-13) (aged 35)
Nationality Japanese

Akimoto Hirotomo (秋元 礼朝, May 16, 1848 – June 13, 1883) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who served as the lord of Tatebayashi han (Kōzuke Province). Succeeding to family headship in 1864, he ruled the domain during the closing stages of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the chaos of the Boshin War. He and his domain were deeply involved in the events of the war in the north.

In the Meiji era, Hirotomo's family became viscounts (子爵, shishaku) in the new nobility.

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Royal titles
Preceded by
Akimoto Yukitomo
Daimyo of Tatebayashi
Succeeded by
none (domain abolished)