Daimyos


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Daimyos

 

Sovereign princes in feudal Japan. In the 14th and 15th centuries and until the end of the 16th century they were independent of the central government. During 1869— 71, after the uncompleted bourgeois revolution of 1867–68, the daimyos were stripped of their lands, for which they received a large monetary compensation.

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Due to their virtual monopoly of trade and finance to the Shogunate and the daimyos, many of the goyoshonin assumed positions of power despite their status as commoners.