Maeda Toshiie - Family

Family

  • Father: Maeda Toshimasa (d. 1560)
  • Siblings:
    • Maeda Toshihisa (d. 1583)
    • Maeda Yasukatsu (d. 1594)
    • Maeda Toshifusa
    • Sawaki Yoshiyuki (d. 1572)
    • Maeda Hidetsugu (d. 1585)
    • Maeda Masa (given in marriage to Takabatake Sadayoshi)

Toshiie's wife, Maeda Matsu, was famous in her own right. Strong-willed from childhood, she was well-versed in the martial arts and was instrumental in Toshiie's rise to success. After her husband died, Matsu, then known by her Buddhist nun name of Hoshun-in, assured the safety of the Maeda clan after the year 1600 by voluntarily going as a hostage to Edo, capital of the new shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, whom she loathed throughout her life as she watched him, her husband, and Hideyoshi compete for power.

  • Children:
    • Maeda Toshinaga (1562-1614)
    • Maeda Toshimasa
    • Maeda Toshitsune (1594-1658)
    • Maeda Toshitaka (1594-1637)
    • Maeda Toshitoyo
    • Ma'a
    • Chise

Their sons all became daimyo in their own right. Their daughters married into prestigious families; the eldest, Kō, married Maeda Nagatane, a distant relative of Toshiie who became a senior Kaga retainer; Ma'a, was a concubine of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Gō was adopted by Hideyoshi and became the wife of Ukita Hideie, and Chise, who was first wedded to Hosokawa Tadaoki's son Tadataka, later married Murai Nagayori's son Nagatsugu.

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