- Birth: 1593
- Death: 1658
- Sons: Maeda Mitsumasa (1613-1645), Maeda Toshitsugi, Maeda Toshiharu (1618-1660)
- Distinction: Lord of Kaga, Noto, and Etchû
Toshitsune was the 4th son of Maeda Toshiie. He was adopted as heir by his elder brother Toshinaga and became daimyô of the Maeda clan when Toshinaga retired in 1605. He led men against the defenders of Osaka Castle and fought at the Battle of Tennôji (1615). He retired in 1639 and was succeeded by his son Mitsumasa while placing a younger son, Toshiharu, in charge of the recently created Daishoji han and his 3rd son Toshitsugi in Toyama. By this point the Maeda clan had become one of the most powerful daimyô houses in Japan.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005