or I·e·ya·su



To·ku·ga·wa [taw-koo-gah-wah] /ˈtɔ kuˈgɑ wɑ/, 1542–1616, Japanese general and public servant.

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Historical Examples of iyeyasu

  • Here, under the dominance of the great Iyeyasu, the life of the empire was brought to a focus.

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    Arthur Davison Ficke

  • In this castle Hideyori gave shelter to some Christians, and Iyeyasu called out a great army and laid siege to it.

  • The plan was conceived by Nobunaga, begun by Hideyoshi, and completed by Iyeyasu.

  • We should have stories of Iyeyasu and Hideyoshi, written from the ground up for the photoplay theatre.

  • Such was the trifling incident of the lavish donation required of Iyeyasu to the Hachiman shrine at Kamakura.

British Dictionary definitions for iyeyasu




Tokugawa (ˌtɒkuːˈɡɑːwə). 1542–1616, Japanese general and statesman; founder of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603–1867)
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