The Sengoku Jidai was the age where samurai were at their peak. This was the era that came before the Tokugawa/Edo Period, where the samurai were not prominent and died out with the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Many of the most famous samurai come from this Warring States Period, and some are more famous than others. The biographies for some will be shorter than usual due to the lack of English sources on this era.