Azai Nagamasa

Kanji: 浅井長政 Dates: 1545-August 28, 1573 Other Known Names: N/A Azai clan mon Azai Nagamasa was the third daimyo of the Azai clan and was the brother-in-law to Oda Nobunaga. He is well-known for fighting against Nobunaga when he attacked an ally of the Azai clan, the Asakura clan. Azai Nagamasa was born at Odani … Continue reading Azai Nagamasa

Akechi Mitsuhide

Kanji: 明智光秀 Dates: March 10, 1528-July 2, 1582 Other Known Names: “Thirteen Day Shōgun” Akechi clan mon Akechi Mitsuhide was one of Oda Nobunaga’s closest retainers, along with Shibata Katsuiie and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He is well-known for his betrayal of the Oda clan at the Honnō-ji Temple in Kyōto on June 21, 1582. Born in … Continue reading Akechi Mitsuhide