|First Lord of Imabari|
|Succeeded by||Matsudaira Sadafusa|
|First Lord of Tsu|
|Succeeded by||Tōdō Takatsugu|
|Born||February 16, 1556|
|Died||November 9, 1630 (aged 74)|
Tōdō Takatora (藤堂 高虎?, February 16, 1556 – November 9, 1630) was a Japanesedaimyo of the Azuchi–Momoyama period through Edo period. He rose from relatively humble origins as an ashigaru (a foot soldier) to become a daimyo. During his lifetime he changed his feudal master seven times and worked for ten people, but in the end he rendered loyalty to Tokugawa Ieyasu, who became his last master.
At the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, although he was one of Toyotomi's main generals, he sided with Tokugawa Ieyasu. After the war he was given a larger fiefdom, Iyo-Imabari, assessed at 200,000 koku. Later in life he was made lord of Tsu (with landholdings in Iga and Ise), a domain of 320,000 koku.Todo Takatora was promoted rapidly underHashiba Hidenaga, the younger brother ofToyotomi Hideyoshi, and he participated in theinvasions of Korea as a commander of Toyotomi's fleet. His fiefdom at that time wasIyo-Uwajima. During the Edo period, the wealth of each fiefdom was measured as a volume of rice production in koku. Iyo-Uwajima was assessed at 70,000 koku.
- Momoyama, Japanese Art in the Age of Grandeur, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Tōdō Takatora
|First Lord of Imabari
|Preceded by||First Lord of Tsu