Shimazu Tadayoshi (2nd)

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Shimazu.
Shimazu Tadayoshi

Shimazu Tadayoshi (島津忠義?) (May 22, 1840 – December 26, 1897) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Satsuma Domain as its 11th and final lord. During his tenure, much of the political power in Satsuma was held by his father, Hisamitsu.


  • Legal wife: Teruko, died in childbirth 1869
    • 1 daughter
  • Second wife: Yasuko, died in childbirth 1879
    • 1 son
  • Third wife: Sumiko, died 1886
  • Concubine: Sumako Yamazaki, 1850-1927
    • 12 children including Chikako Shimazu {1879-1956}-wife of Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi, grandparents of the current Emperor
  • Concubine: Ku Hishikari, died 1960
    • 5 children


Preceded by
Shimazu Nariakira
Lord of Satsuma
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Shimazu Nariakira
Shimazu family head
Succeeded by
Shimazu Tadashige