Mizuno Katsushige

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Mizuno Katsushige

Mizuno Katsushige (水野 勝成?) (1564–1651) was a Japanese samurai daimyo of the late Sengoku Period and early Edo period.[1]


The son of Mizuno Tadashige, he served Sasa Narimasa in his younger years. He fought for Narimasa in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Kyushu Campaign in 1587.[citation needed]

He was a leader fighting with the Tokugawa forces (the eastern army) at the Siege of Osaka.[2] In 1615, the shogunate moved his fief from Kariya Domain in Mikawa Province to Koriyama Domain in Yamato Province (60,000 koku); then in 1619, his fief was transferred to Fukuyama Domain in Bingo Province (100,000 koku).[1] In 1638, he led forces in the shogunate army which put down the Shimabara Rebellion in Kyushu.[3]


In 1651, he died at Fukuyama Castle at the age of 88. His remains were interred at Kenchu-ji, the Mizuno family temple near Fukuyama Castle.

The line of his direct descendants ended in 1698.[1] In 1919, Katsushige was posthumously elevated to the lower third rank of the Imperial Court.


  1. ^ a b c Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Mizuno" at Nobiliare du Japon, pp. 35-36; retrieved 2013-5-25.
  2. ^ Turnbull, Stephen. (2012). Osaka 1615: The last battle of the samurai, p. 79.
  3. ^ Takekosh, Yosaburo. (2005). The economic aspects of the history of the civilization of Japan, Vol. 2, P. 96.