Toki Jurozayemon Mitsuchika (died 1582) was a retainer of the Akechi clan and relative of Akechi Mitsuhide. He was the lord of Fukuchiyama in Tanba Province as well as a general who fought against Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the Battle of Yamazaki in 1582. He was killed in the battle.
Oda Nobunaga was a Japanese daimyō and one of the leading figures of the Sengoku period. He is regarded as the first "Great Unifier" of Japan.
Akechi Mitsuhide, first called Jūbei from his clan and later Koretō Hyūga no Kami (惟任日向守) from his title, was a Japanese samurai general of the Sengoku period best known as the assassin of Oda Nobunaga.
The Battle of Uchidehama took place in 1582, near Kyoto, Japan, following the Battle of Yamazaki.
The Battle of Yamazaki was fought in 1582 in Yamazaki, Japan, located in current-day Kyoto Prefecture. This battle is sometimes referred to as the Battle of Mt. Tennō.
The Honnō-ji Incident was the assassination of Oda Nobunaga at the Honnō-ji temple in Kyoto on 21 June 1582. Nobunaga was betrayed by his general Akechi Mitsuhide during his campaign to consolidate centralized power in Japan under his authority. Mitsuhide ambushed the unprotected Nobunaga at Honnō-ji and his eldest son Oda Nobutada at Nijō Palace which resulted in both committing seppuku. Nobunaga was avenged by his retainer Toyotomi Hideyoshi who defeated Mitsuhide in the Battle of Yamazaki, paving the way for Hideyoshi's supremacy over Japan.
Oda Nobutaka was a samurai and member of the Oda clan. He was adopted as the head of the Kanbe clan, which ruled the middle region of Ise Province and so he was also called Kanbe Nobutaka (神戸信孝).
Oda Nobutada was the eldest son of Oda Nobunaga, and a samurai who fought in many battles during the Sengoku period. He commanded armies under his father in battles against Matsunaga Hisahide and against the Takeda clan.
Akechi Hidemitsu was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period. A senior retainer of Oda Nobunaga's vassal Akechi Mitsuhide, he served Mitsuhide until the latter's death in 1582 at the hands of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He is also known as Akechi Mitsuharu.
Matsuda Masachika (松田政近) was a member of the Japanese Akechi clan.
Ise Sadaoki was a samurai, and retainer of the Akechi clan following the Sengoku to Azuchi–Momoyama periods of the 16th century Japan.
Saitō Toshimitsu was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period. He was a castle commander of Kuroi Castle.
Hashiba Hidekatsu was a Japanese samurai who was the fourth son of the famed feudal warlord Oda Nobunaga and was adopted by Toyotomi Hideyoshi at a young age.
The Akechi clan is a branch of the Toki clan, which is descended from the Seiwa Genji. The Akechi clan thrived around the later part of the Sengoku period of the 16th century. The Akechi became the head, soryo of the Toki after the Toki fell to the Saitō clan in 1540. The Akechi refused to be under Saitō Yoshitatsu who attacked Nagayama castle. Akechi Mitsuhide then served shoguns Ashikaga Yoshiteru and Ashikaga Yoshiaki. After introducing Ashikaga Yoshiaki to Oda Nobunaga, Mitsuhide became a powerful general under Oda Nobunaga. However, after 1582, Mitsuhide trapped Nobunaga at Honnō-ji and forced him to commit suicide. The Akechi then gained power due to the collapse of the Oda clan. Later that same year, Akechi Mitsuhide was slain at the Battle of Yamazaki, twelve days after the Incident at Honnō-ji. The Akechi clan then fell from prominence.
Nakamura Chōbei was a bandit peasant during the 16th century Azuchi–Momoyama period in Japan. He was the leader of a gang of bandits that were stationed at a minor village called Ogurusu, which was near the area of battle during the Battle of Yamazaki of 1582.
Hosokawa Tadaoki was a Japanese samurai warrior of the late Sengoku period and early Edo period. He was the son of Hosokawa Fujitaka with Numata Jako, and he was the husband of a famous christian convert (Kirishitan), Hosokawa Gracia. For most of his life, he went under the name of Nagaoka Tadaoki that had been adopted by his father and was related to a town that was in their domain. Shortly after the victory at Sekigahara, Nagaoka Tadaoki reverted to his original name Hosokawa Tadaoki.
Hosokawa Fujitaka, also known as Hosokawa Yūsai, was a Japanese samurai daimyō of the Sengoku period. Fujitaka was a prominent retainer of the last Ashikaga shōguns. When he joined the Oda, Oda Nobunaga rewarded him with the fief of Tango. His son, Hosokawa Tadaoki, went on to become one of the Oda clan's senior generals.
Akechi Mitsuyoshi was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period and the eldest son of Akechi Mitsuhide. He was defeated at Battle of Yamazaki by Nakagawa Kiyohide and Dom Justo Takayama, whereupon he committed suicide.
Akechi Mitsutada was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period who served the Akechi clan. He was a cousin of his lord, Akechi Mitsuhide.
Saitō Toshikazu (齋藤俊一), also known as Saitō Toshizo (斎藤歳三), was lord of Ikuchiyama in Tanba Province as well as a member of the Saitō clan. Toshikazu served the Akechi clan at the Battle of Yamazaki, the battle between Oda Nobunaga's two de facto successors Akechi Mitsuhide and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He tried to flank Hideyoshi's lines but was executed by Horio Mosuke.
Kuroi Castle was a castle structure in Tanba, HyōgoHyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Famous as the birthplace of Lady Kasuga, the wet nurse of Tokugawa Iemitsu.
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