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Field Marshal HIH Prince Arisugawa Taruhito

BORN : 17 MAR 1835, Kyoto,Japan
DIED : 15 JAN 1895, Maiko nr Kobe,Japan

FATHER : HIH Prince Arisugawa Takahito [17 FEB 1813 - 24 JAN 1886]
MOTHER : Saeki Yuko [ - 1 DEC 1841]

PARTNER 1 : Princess Tokugawa Sadako [30 NOV 1850 - 17 FEB 1872]
Union: 14 MAR 1870, Tokyo,Japan

PARTNER 2 : Lady Mizoguchi Tadako [25 JUN 1855 - 7 FEB 1923]
Union: 30 JUL 1873, Tokyo,Japan

9th Prince Arisugawa-no-miya [9.9. 1871] - [15.1.1895]
He was adopted by Emperor Ninko to whom he became a close advisor; he was the first recipient of the Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum; he was appointed sosai (Chief Minister) in 1867, and fought at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, he co mmanded the Imperial Army during the Boshin War 1868/1869, and commanded the central government army during the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877; he was raised to the honourary rank of Field Marshal in 1878, and served as Dajodaijin (Llord Preside nt of the Council of State) 1870/1885, he was appointed governor of Fukuoka in 1871, official Imperial envoy to Russia in 1882, chief of staff of the Imperial Japanese Army and a member of the Supreme War Council 1889/1895, officially commander-in -chief of Japanese forces in the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894. He had been engaged to Princess Kazu (Kazu no miya Chikako Naishinno), eighth daughter of H.I.M. Emperor Ninko on 8th August 1861, but the engagement was later broken off to enabl e her to marry the Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi.


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