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Toshitsune was the 4th son of [[Maeda Toshiie]]. He was adopted as heir by his elder brother [[Maeda Toshinaga|Toshinaga]] and became [[daimyo|daimyô]] of the [[Maeda clan]] when Toshinaga retired in [[1605]]<!--see Toshinaga's bio-->. He led men against the defenders of [[Osaka Castle]] and fought at the [[Battle of Tennoji|Battle of Tennôji]] ([[1615]]).  
 
Toshitsune was the 4th son of [[Maeda Toshiie]]. He was adopted as heir by his elder brother [[Maeda Toshinaga|Toshinaga]] and became [[daimyo|daimyô]] of the [[Maeda clan]] when Toshinaga retired in [[1605]]<!--see Toshinaga's bio-->. He led men against the defenders of [[Osaka Castle]] and fought at the [[Battle of Tennoji|Battle of Tennôji]] ([[1615]]).  
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He was betrothed on [[1601]]/9/30 to [[Tamahime]]<!--珠姫 or Nenehime 子子姫-->, daughter of [[Tokugawa Hidetada]].<ref>Cecilia Segawa Seigle, “Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and the Formation of Edo Castle Rituals of Giving,” in Martha Chaiklin (ed.), ''Mediated by Gifts: Politics and Society in Japan 1350-1850'', Brill (2017), 120.</ref>
    
In [[1616]], Toshitsune met with a formal diplomatic mission from the Siamese kingdom of [[Ayutthaya]], in his home domain of [[Kaga han|Kaga]]; due to the sudden death of [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]] at that time, however, the mission did not continue on to [[Edo]].<ref>Cesare Polenghi, ''Samurai of Ayutthaya: Yamada Nagamasa, Japanese warrior and merchant in early seventeenth-century Siam''. Bangkok: White Lotus Press (2009), 41.</ref>
 
In [[1616]], Toshitsune met with a formal diplomatic mission from the Siamese kingdom of [[Ayutthaya]], in his home domain of [[Kaga han|Kaga]]; due to the sudden death of [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]] at that time, however, the mission did not continue on to [[Edo]].<ref>Cesare Polenghi, ''Samurai of Ayutthaya: Yamada Nagamasa, Japanese warrior and merchant in early seventeenth-century Siam''. Bangkok: White Lotus Press (2009), 41.</ref>
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