Ii Naokatsu

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Ii.
Ii Naokatsu
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Hikone Castle, which Ii Naokatsu helped build
1st Lord of Annaka
In office
1615–1632
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Ii Naoyoshi
Personal details
Born 1590
Died August 24, 1662
Ōmi Province
Nationality Japanese

Ii Naokatsu (井伊 直勝?, 1590 – August 24, 1662) was a Japanese daimyo of the Edo period who served the Tokugawa clan. He was also known as Ii Naotsugu. Naokatsu succeeded to family headship following his father's death in 1602. Under Tokugawa Ieyasu's orders, Naokatsu completed construction of Hikone Castle in 1606, and then moved there from Sawayama Castle when it was largely completed. In 1614, as Naokatsu was ill, he sent his brother Naotaka to fight in the Siege of Osaka; Naokatsu himself was assigned to Annaka, where he undertook security duty in the Kantō region. After the siege of Osaka, Tokugawa Ieyasu rewarded Naokatsu's younger brother Naotaka with the Ii family headship, and allowed Naokatsu to form a branch family with holdings at the fief of Annaka in Kōzuke Province, worth some 30,000-koku. Naokatsu retired in 1632, yielding headship to his son Naoyoshi. He died in Ōmi Province in 1662.

His descendants were moved around several times before having their holdings settle at Itoigawa, in Echigo Province.

Preceded by
Ii Naomasa
2nd Lord of Hikone
1602–1615
Succeeded by
Ii Naotaka
Preceded by
none
1st Lord of Annaka
1615–1632
Succeeded by
Ii Naoyoshi

References[edit]

  • (Japanese) "Annaka-han" on Edo 300 HTML (6 July 2008)
  • Naramoto Tatsuya (1992). Nihon no kassen: Monoshiri jiten. (Tokyo:Shufu-to-seikatsusha).