Hori Naoshige

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Hori Clan

Hori Naoshige

Shimōsa Province

Lifespan:  Tenshō 13 (1585) to 6/17 of Genna 3 (1617)

Rank:  bushō, daimyō

Title:   Junior Fifth Rank (Lower), Governor of Awaji

Clan:  Hori

Father:  Hori Naomasa

Siblings:  Naokiyo, Naoyori, Naoyuki, Naoshige

Wife:  [Formal]  Daughter of Hori Hideshige

Children:  Naomasu, Naoaki,  Naohisa, Naofusa

Hori Naoshige served as a daimyō in the early Edo period.  Naoshige was the first head of the Shinano-Suzaka domain and of the Shinano-Suzaka Hori family.  He was born the fourth son of Hori Naomasa.

In 1600, at the Battle of Sekigahara, Naoshige joined the Eastern Army and, owing to his contributions, he was awarded a fief of 2,000 koku in Yahagi in Shimōsa Province and 6,000 koku in Suzaka in Shinano Province.

From 1614, he participated on behalf of the Tokugawa at the Siege of Ōsaka.  Based on his results, he received an increase to his fief of 4,000 koku in the Takai District.  The increase took effect either in 1615 or 1616.  He founded the Shinano-Suzaka domain, eventually managing a territory of 12,000 koku.

In 1617, Naoshige died at the age of thirty-three and was succeeded by his eldest son, Hori Naomasu.  A stone monument was built at the Shinpuku Temple in Shimōsa.