Honda Tadamasa

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  • Birth: 1575
  • Death: 1638
  • Title: Mino no kami
  • Distinction: Tokugawa retainer
  • Japanese: 本多 忠政 (Honda Tadamasa)

Honda Tadamasa was the eldest son of Honda Tadakatsu. He accompanied Tokugawa Hidetada during the Sekigahara Campaign (1600) and fought in the Osaka castle sieges (1614, 1615).

In 1617 he was reassigned from Ise Kuwana han to the 250,000-koku domain of Himeji han in Harima province, and expanded the castle considerably, including adding residences for his son Honda Tadatoki and for Tadatoki's wife Sen-hime (daughter of Tokugawa Hidetada).

Tadamasa himself was married to a daughter of the late Tokugawa Nobuyasu, Ieyasu's eldest son.

Sons: Honda Tadatoki (1596-1626), Honda Tadayoshi (1602-1676), Honda Masatoki