2nd son of Ikeda Tsuneoki. With the loss of his father and his elder brother,he succeeded to patrimony. He received Tokuhime, daughter of Tokugawa Ieyasu as his wife. In the decisive battle of Sekigahara he was on the Tokugawa's side and made a great contribution in it. After the battle he was sent to Harima Province with the stipend of 520,000 Koku ofrice (one Koku is 5 bushels of rice or 200 liters of rice). Two of his sons were also given the Province of Bizen (the present Okayama) and Awaji. He was called "Leader of Western Japan".