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Akita Sanesue
Lord of Shishido

In office
1602–1630
Succeeded by Akita Toshisue
Personal details
Born 1576 (1576)
Dewa Province, Japan
Died January 11, 1660 (1660-01-12)
Asama, Ise Province
Nationality Japanese

Akita Sanesue (秋田 実季?, 1576 – January 11, 1660) was a Japanese daimyo who lived during the Azuchi-Momoyama and early Edo periods. He was son of Andō Chikasue, a powerful figure in Dewa Province.[1] Sanesue pledged loyalty to Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1590 during the Siege of Odawara, and served under him in various campaigns such as the Korean campaign.[2] At the Battle of Sekigahara, he sided with the eastern army.[1] As Satake Yoshinobu was being moved northward to the Akita's holdings in 1602, the Akita clan, under Sanesue, was moved to Shishido, in Hitachi Province. Sanesue led his sons into combat at the Osaka Campaign. In 1630, because of discontent against the shogunate, he was exiled to Asama in Ise Province, where he died in 1659. Despite this exile, his son Toshisue survived, and was moved to the Miharu Domain, in Mutsu Province, where his descendants remained in power until the Meiji Restoration.

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