Three great nobles

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In Japan, Three great nobles are figured playing an important role in the Meiji restoration. They are called Ishin no Sanketsu (維新の三傑 Three outstanding heroes in the restoration?) in Japan.

They are:

These three people died one after another between 1877 (Meiji 10) and 1878 (Meiji 11).

Preceded by
Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Meiji Restoration
Succeeded by
Ito Hirobumi as Prime Minister