Tokugawa Tsunayoshi was born February 23rd 1646 A.D. and died #onthisday February 19th 1709 A.D he was the fifth Shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty of Japan. The younger brother of Tokugawa Ietsuna which made him the son of Tokugawa Iemistu who was the Grand son of Tokugawa Hidetada.

Tsunayoshi was remembered for the animal protection laws, especially against the dogs, This earn him the nick name “The Dog Shogun”. He even had a dog name called Takemaru.