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Fleet Admiral HIH Prince Arisugawa Takehito

BORN : 11 FEB 1862, Kyoto,Japan
DIED : 5 JUL 1913, Maiko nr Kobe,Japan

FATHER : HIH Prince Arisugawa Takahito [17 FEB 1813 - 24 JAN 1886]
MOTHER : Lady Mori-no-Choshu Noriko [ - 25 AUG 1902]

PARTNER : Lady Maeda Yasuko [15 MAR 1864 - 30 JUN 1923?]
Union: 11 DEC 1880

  1. Prince Arisugawa Tanehito [1887 - 1908]
  2. HIH Princess Arisugawa Miyeko [14 FEB 1891 - 25 APR 1933]

10th Prince Arisugawa-no-Miya [15.1.1895] - [5.7.1913]
He was sent as a youth into the Buddhist priesthood, and assigned to serve at the Monzeki temple of Myo-ho--in in Kyoto, but after the Meiji Restoration, he was recalled to secular life, and relocated to Tokyo in 1871 and afterwards educated at th e Imperial Japanese Naval Academy in 1874, trained on HMS Iron Duke of the British Royal Navy in 1879; attended the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in England as a cadet in 1881; toured extensively in Europe and America in 1889, his first naval com mand was that of the corvette Katsuragi in early 1890, and his next command was the cruiser Takao later that year, and in 1892, he was posted as captain of the cruiser Chiyoda; represented the Meiji Emperor at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations fo r Queen Victoria in 1896, represented the Meiji Emperor at the wedding of the Crown Prince of Germany in 1905, he commanded the cruiser Matsushima, and subsequently the Hashidate, in the First Sino-Japanese War 1894/1895; promotions followed to Re ar Admiral [11.11.1896], to Vice-Admiral [26.9.1899], then to Admiral [28.6.1905] and Fleet Admiral (Hon.) [2.7.1913]; he was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Order of the Golden Kite (3rd Class), Colla r of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum (the latter was awarded posthumously).


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