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Tokugawa Yoshimune

Tokugawa Yoshimune (November 27, 1684 - July 12, 1751) is the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate who is known for his financial reform. He is best known for dismissing his conservative adviser Arai Hakuseki and instigating the Kyōhō reforms.

Born as the descendant of the Kii domain, he succeeded the post of the shogun in 1716 given that the main lineage lacks a legimate heir. In 1745, he retired, leaving his post to his son.

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Preceded by:
Tokugawa Ietsugu
Tokugawa shoguns Succeeded by:
Tokugawa Ieshige