Matsudaira Shigeyoshi

松平重吉

Nomi-Matsudaira

Bushō

Mikawa Province

Lifespan:  Meiō 7 (1498) to 8/27 of Tenshō 8 (1580)

Other Names:  Jirōemon

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Nomi-Matsudaira

Lord:  Tokugawa Ieyasu

Father:  Matsudaira Shigechika

Siblings:  Achiwa Gentetsu, Shigeyoshi

Children:  Shigetoshi, Shigekatsu, daughter (wife of Ishikawa Yasumasa), daughter (wife of Kurahashi Masanori)

Matsudaira Shigeyoshi served as a bushō during the Sengoku and Azuchi-Momoyama periods.

Shigeyoshi was born as the second son of Matsudaira Shigechika, the second head of the Nomi-Matsudaira family in Mikawa Province.  Shigeyoshi served as the third head of the Nomi-Matsudaira.

In 1558, during an assault against Terabe Castle, the base of Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami) who betrayed his lord, the Imagawa clan, Shigeyoshi served valorously on behalf of Matsudaira Motonobu (later known as Tokugawa Ieyasu).  Upon the outbreak of the Mikawa Ikkō-ikki, Shigeyoshi made contributions on the battlefield during an attack against Sakai Tadanao at Ueno Castle.  Tokugawa Nobuyasu (the lineal heir of Ieyasu) had his first experience in battle during an assault against Asuke Castle in Busetsu.  In preparation for this battle, Shigeyoshi guided him to put on his body armor.

In 1580, Shigeyoshi died at the age of eighty-two.