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Oda Nobunaga

Oda Nobunaga (help·info) (June 23, 1534 – June 21, 1582) was a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. He was the second son of Oda Nobuhide, a deputy shugo (military Governor) with land holdings in the Owari province.

Life Edit

Nobunaga led an interesting life, through conquering a third of the daimyo Japan. After his death in 1582 by betrayal of his general Akechi Mitsuhide. His loyal successor, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, would be the first man to conquer the whole of Japan.

Owari Province Edit

Nobunaga was born June 23, 1534. His childhood name was Kippōshi .Through his Childhood he was known for his unability to control his anger and the disregard to his own rank in society. This behavior led to his childhood nickname "The Fool of Owari". Nobunaga was the second son of a minor lord of the Owari province, Nobuhide Oda, whom served the Shiba shogun.

In 1551 Nobunaga was the leader of his faction of the Oda clan and master of Kiyosu. His principal enemy (beyond his own clan), was the Imagawa clan, Nobuhide's Nemesis.