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Kotohito, Kan'in (閑院宮載仁親王)

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1865 (Kyoto, Japan)
Date of death:
May 21st, 1945 (Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan)
Buried on:
Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery
Nationality:
Japanese (1868-1945, Empire)

Biography

Promotions:
November 1890: Lieutenant
November 1892: Captain
November 1894: Major
November 3, 1899: Colonel
November 3, 1901: Major General
November 3, 1904: Lieutenant General
November 27, 1912: General
December 12, 1919: Marshal

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Awarded on:
August 18th, 1887
Rank:
Sho-sa (Major)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1895
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Rank:
Chu-sa (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1895
Kinshi Kunsho 4th Class
Rank:
Chu-sa (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1898
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1900
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1900

With swords
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1900
Ordine Supremo della Santissima Annunziata
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1900
Großkreuz zum Königlich Ungarischer Orden des Heiligen Stephan
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1900
Rank:
Sho-sho (Major General)
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1904
Rank:
Chu-sho (Lieutenant-General)
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1905

With swords
Ehrenkreuz I. Klasse des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
Rank:
Chu-sho (Lieutenant-General)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1906
Kinshi Kunsho 2nd Class
Period:
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
Rank:
Chu-sho (Lieutenant-General)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1906
1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War Medal
Rank:
Chu-sho (Lieutenant-General)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1906
Königlicher Kronen-Orden IV. Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Gen-sui (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1919
Gensui
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Gen-sui (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1920
1914-1920 War Medal
Rank:
Gen-sui (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1921
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Gen-sui (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
1921
Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)
Rank:
Gen-sui (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1930
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gen-sui (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1940
2600th National Anniversary Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gen-sui (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1942
Kinshi Kunsho 1st Class
Yukosho

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
  • - Biography (in Japans)
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 3737 "Ordination and Resignation" December 11, 1895.
    - Extra "Government Bulletin" "Ordination and Resignation" December 30, 1906.
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 1187 "Ordination and Resignation" July 15, 1916.
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 2612 "Ordination and Resignation" April 19, 1921.
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 1499, "Ordination and Resignation," December 28, 1931, p.742.
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 4438, Appendix "Resignation II" October 23, 1941.
    - "Government Bulletin" No. 4570, "Ceremony of the Order of the Court Records," April 7, 1942, p.213.

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