|Lord of Sendai|
|Preceded by||Date Yoshikuni|
|Succeeded by||Date Muneatsu|
August 24, 1866|
January 27, 1917 50) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Takatsukasa Tsunahime (1st wife), Tokugawa Takako (2nd wife)|
The fourth son of Date Yoshikuni, Munemoto became head of Date clan in 1868, following the defeat of the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei in the Boshin War of the Meiji Restoration and the voluntary retirement of his father to seclusion in Tokyo. The new Meiji government permitted Munemoto to become daimyo of Sendai domain, but penalized the domain severely for its participation in the rebellion by reducing its revenues from 620,000 to 280,000 koku.
In 1869, the position of daimyo was abolished, and Munemoto was made appointive imperial governor. In 1870, he yielded this position to his adoptive brother Date Muneatsu, but retained the post of clan leader.
He was married to the daughter of Matsura Akira, daimyo of Hirado Domain, by whom he had one daughter. In 1884, Munemoto was created count (hakushaku) in the new Japanese kazoku peerage system. He was advanced to Third Court Rank in 1911 and Second Court Rank in 1917. On his death in 1917, the post of clan leader went to his younger brother Date Kunimune.
- Genealogy of the Date clan beginning in the mid to late 12th century
- Basic data on the Sendai domain, including a Date clan lineage
|Lord of Sendai
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