See also:Japanese patriot, was
See also:born in Satsuma in 1832 . From early youth he took a prominent
See also:part in the politics of his
See also:clan, and owing to his extreme opinions with regard to the expediency of abolishing the
See also:Tokugawa administration, he was banished (1858) to the
See also:island of
See also:Oshima (Satsuma), where he attempted unsuccessfully to commit suicide . Ultimately he
See also:rose to high
See also:rank in the newly organized imperial
See also:government, but in 1873 he retired from the
See also:cabinet by way of protest against its decision not to take armed
See also:action against Korea . Thenceforth he became the rallying point of a large number of men dissatisfied with the new administration, and in 1877 he headed a
See also:rebellion which taxed all the resources of the central government . 'After several months of desperate fighting,
See also:Saigo and a small remnant of his followers made a swift retreat to Kagoshima, and fell fighting (
See also:September 14) within sight of their homes . Saigo's patriotism and his
See also:great services in the cause of the restoration of the administrative power to the
See also:throne were so fully recognized that his son was raised to the
See also:peerage with the title of
See also:marquess, and his own memory was honoured by the erection of a
See also:bronze statue in Tokyo .
SAIGA (Saiga tatarica)
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