Lifespan: Meiō 7 (1498) to 8/27 of Tenshō 8 (1580)
Other Names: Jirōemon
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, Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami) abandoned the Imagawa family and, together with Miyake Takakiyo, the lord of Hirose Castle, sided with Oda Nobunaga. On 2/5 of Eiroku 1 (1558), Matsudaira Motoyasu (later known as Tokugawa Ieyasu) attacked Shigetatsu at Terabe Castle on the grounds of Shigetatsu’s betrayal of the Imagawa. Known as the Siege of Terabe Castle, Shigeyoshi joined the assault against Shigetatsu, serving valorously on behalf of Motoyasu.
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.