Tokugava Josinobu (the last samurai)
One of the last samurais was born in 1837. Besides he had a strict childhood getting lessons from literature and martial art he was also taught to the fundamental principles of politics and leadership. Later he went on leading political issues of his country. In 1866 he was chosen as the last shogun of Japan. As a general he got the support of the Second French Empire, strenghtened both the national army and navy and bought military equipments from the United States. Many thought that shoguns will invigorate but the system failed hardly in a year because of the emperor’s huge support. In november 1867 Josinobu resigned and gave the power to Emperor Meiji. Until 1913 – his death – his favourite hobbies were cycling, photoshooting and painting in oil.