Date Tsunamura

Date Tsunamura
Portrait of Date Tsunamura

Date Tsunamura

Date Tsunamura (伊達綱村) was a daimyō of the Sendai Domain, living from 1659-1719.1 A member of the Date Clan, his father was Date Tsunamune1 and he was the nephew of Date Munekatsu.2

He succeeded his father though at first power really lie with his uncle Munekatsu.1 In 1666 one of his attendants died after tasting his food, rumours saying his uncle was the cause of the attempted poisoning, these events later being called the Date Sōdō.2

Later during his time as daimyō he improved the administration of the land and developed the arts.1

Footnotes

1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.

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