Tokugawa Ieyasu

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  • Jan 1, 1542


    Tokugawa Ieyasu was born in 1542. His birth name was Matsudaira Takechiyo. He was the son of the lord of the province of Mikawa. When he was born there were civil wars going on in Japan. (Tokugawa Ieyasu103)
  • Jan 1, 1543

    World Event

    The Scientifc Revolution began in 1543. The Scientific Revolution was started by Nicholas Copernicus who had an idea of sun-centered cosmos. It ended with Isaac Newton who proposed universal laws.(Hatch)
  • Jan 1, 1559

    World Event

    Tobacco was introduced to Europe in 1559. If tobacco was never introduced then there would be a lot less deathes then there are now. Tobacco causes harm to a person who uses it often and now leads to cancers that we would have a less likely chance of getting without tobacco.(Renaissance Interactive Time Line)
  • Jan 1, 1561

    Became allied with Oda Nobunaga

    In 1561 Ieyasu partnered up with Oda Nobunaga. Oda was a warlord. While they were parnters they expanded their territory. Nobunaga's daughter was arranged to marry Tokugawa's oldest son to make the two mens relationship stronger. (World Biography 1327)
  • Jan 1, 1563

    World Event

    In 1563 there was a formal establishment of the Church of England. If Europe didnt have a church then there would be more fights over religon. That means without the church there would be different dominant religons then what some dominant ones are today.(Renaissance Interactive Time Line)
  • Jan 1, 1564

    World Event

    In 1564 two very historic men were born. Galileo and Shakespeare were born and they have had a lot to do with history by the acomplishments that they had. However in the same year Michelangelo died.(Linder)
  • May 2, 1579

    Favorite Son

    Tokugawa Ieyasu's third and favorite son was born on May 2nd 1579. His name was Tokugawa Hidetada. He was the secnod shogun of the Tokugawa Dynasty.(Tokugawa Hidetada-Wikipedia)
  • World Event

    In 1588 the Spanish Armada was defeated. The winter weather killed over 5,000 soldiers to die. That ruined their plan to sail to Holland, so they ended up coming home a year later with only 10,000 men.(The Spanish Armada Defeated by the English Navy)
  • World Event

    In 1590 the very first microscope was made. It was made by two Dutch men who were experimenting with lenses in a tube realized that close objects were enlarged greatly. That gave the idea to galileo to make a new type of microscope in the future. (Bellis)
  • Hideyoshi's Court

    Ieyasu was summond to Hideyoshi's court in 1593. He was there as a military advisor. This was in Nayoga, where he spent the next 5 years on and off living there.(Tokugawa Ieyasu-Wikipedia)
  • Battle of Sekigahara

    In the 1600 Tokugawa Ieyasu was involved in the Battle of Sekigahara. The battle took place because he conquered more land and didnt follow the rules that Hideyoshi had made before his death. (Tokugawa Ieyasu-hyperhistory)
  • Became Shogun

    In 1603 Ieyasu recieved the title of shogun. He built his castle in Edo which is modern day Tokyo. Shogun meant that Tokugawa was now the leader of Japan. He was a good military leader. (Tokugawa Ieyasu- hyperhistory)
  • Resigned From Being Shogun

    In 1605 Ieyasu resigned from being Shogun of Japan. He wanted the title to still be in his family so he gave it to his son Hidetada. However he still helped run the government until his death in 1616. (Tokugawa Ieyasu-hyperhistory)
  • Missionaries Expelled From Japan

    In 1610 Tokugawa Ieyasu expelled missionaries from Japan. There was no longer any Portugese or Spanish missionaries. This shows that people didnt really like him. (Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire)
  • Christianity

    In 1614 Tokugawa Ieyasu banned signed a treaty to band christianity in Japan. To make this possible he signed the Christian Expulsion Edict which banned all christians and foreigners from Japan. Now no christian could practice their religon in Japan.(New World Encyclopedia)
  • death

    Tokugawa Ieyasu died on June 1st 1616. He died at the age of 73 which was very old back then. He died of a disease. His death causued Japan to suffer. (Tokugawa Ieyasu103)