Hosokawa Mitsunao

In this Japanese name, the family name is Hosokawa.

Hosokawa Mitsunao (細川 光尚, October 26, 1619 January 28, 1650) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period.


Mitsunao was born in 1619, and was the eldest son of Hosokawa Tadatoshi. In 1637, he joined his father in the effort to subdue the Shimabara Rebellion, and fought with distinction. Succeeding his father in 1641, he became daimyo of the Kumamoto Domain.

Mitsunao's suppression of the Abe family's revolt in 1642 is famous, due to its fictionalization by Mori Ōgai.

Preceded by
Hosokawa Tadatoshi
Lord of Kumamoto
Succeeded by
Hosokawa Tsunatoshi



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