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Oku, Yasukata

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1930 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Captain, Military Officer


1847 - Born on the 5th of January in Fukuoka, Buzen Province, Japan.

1871 - He was appointed as commander of the new Imperial Japanese Army.

1874 - He was a survivor of the Taiwan Expedition, during the Satsuma Rebellion.

       - He defended Kumamoto Castle during its siege as commander of the 13th Infantry Regiment.
1895 - He was elevated to the title of danshaku (Baron).

1903 - He was promoted as army General.

1906 - He was awarded the Order of the Golden Gate Kite(1st class).

1911 - He received the largely honorary rank of Field Marshal.

1930 - He died on the 19th of July in Tokyo, Japan.


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