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Ienari was the 11th and longest serving Tokugawa shogun

Ienari was the 11th and longest serving Tokugawa shogun, who held office from 1787 to 1837. He presided over a period of pleasure, excess and corruption. His women’s palace was home to 53 children. His wife, 27 concubines and the many other women who lived there enjoyed lives of enormous luxury. Many of Ienari’s children were adopted into various daimyo houses throughout Japan, and some played important roles in the history of the Bakumatsu and Boshin War. Ienari was said to be riddled with syphilis. He died in his bed aged 68.

Ienari was the 11th and longest serving Tokugawa shogun, who held office from 1787 to 1837. He presided over a period of pleasure, excess and corruption. His women’s palace was home to 53 children. His wife, 27 concubines and the many other women who lived there enjoyed lives of enormous luxury. Many of Ienari’s children were adopted into various daimyo houses throughout Japan, and some played important roles in the history of the Bakumatsu and Boshin War. Ienari was said to be riddled with syphilis. He died in his bed aged 68.