Enomoto, Takeaki

Born: Aug 25, 1836 AD
Died: 1908 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politician

1836 - Born on the 25th of August.

1862 - He was sent to the Netherlands, where he studied naval warfare.

1868 - He refused to deliver his warships, and escaped to Hakodate, Japan with the whole Tokugawa navy.

1872 - He was pardoned by the new Meiji government from prisoned.

1874 - He was appointed as a vice-admiral.

1875 - He was sent to Russia to negotiate the Treaty of Saint Petersburg.

1880 - He rose as high as Navy Minister of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

1885 - He again showed his skills as a diplomat by assisting Ito Hirobumi in concluding the Treaty of Tientsin.

        - He was Japan’s first minister of communications.

1887 - He was granted the rank of a viscount as well as membership in the Privy Council.

1888 - He served as a minister of agriculture and commerce.

1889 - He served as a minister for education.

1891 - He served as a foreign minister.

1908 - He died on the 26th of August.
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