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Takeda Clan Mon

1493 - 1582

1493 - Takeda Nobutora, father of Takeda Shingen, is born.

1519 - Takeda Nobutora establishes his headquarters in Fuchu.

1521 - Takeda Nobutora defeats Fukushima Ujikatsu, and Imagawa general, at the Battle of Iidagawara and soon afterwards learns of the birth of his first son - the future Takeda Shingen, who is given the childhood name 'Katsuchiyo'.

1524 - November 23 - Takeda Nobutora makes peace with Hôjô Ujitsuna.

1535 - Takeda Shingen has his coming of age ceremony, and is given the name 'Harunobu' - the 'Haru' coming from the Shôgun, Ashikaga Yoshiharu.

1541 - July - Takeda Harunobu (Shingen) seizes power in Kai from his father, Nobutora. Nobutora is taken in by Imagawa Yoshimoto.

1542 - April - Takeda Harunobu (Shingen) defeats an allied army of Shinano warlords at Sezawa in Shinano and begins a campaign into southern Shinano.

1544 - November - Takeda Harunobu (Shingen) defeats Fujisawa Yorichika at Ina-Matsushima in Shinano Province.

1545 - April 20 - Takeda Harunobu (Shingen) seiges Fujizawa Yorichika's main castle, Fukuyo, in Ina district.

May 20 - Fujizawa Yorichika's brother-in-law Ogasawara Nagatoki departs his castle to assist Yorichika.
June 6 - Fujizawa Yorichika sends his younger brother, Gonjiro, to Takeda Harunobu as a hostage, and surrenders. His castle is burned the same day.
June 13 - After Takeda Harunobu captures Ina district, he advances his army to Shiojiri, Tsukama district.
August 16 - Imagawa Yoshimoto and Hôjô Ujiyasu battle at Kitsunebashi in Suruga province. Yoshimoto wins the battle with help from Harunobu (Shingen).
September 16 - Imagawa Yoshimoto defeats Hôjô Ujiyasu at Yoshiwara in Suruga province with the assistance of Harunobu.
October 22 - Takeda Harunobu (Shingen) mediates peace between Imagawa Yoshimoto and Hôjô Ujiyasu, which results in Ujiyasu withdrawing his troops from Suruga the next month.

1546 - March - Takeda Harunobu (Shingen) attacks Murakami Yoshikiyo's Toishi castle in Shinano, but is defeated at Uenohara.

May 9 - Harunobu attacks Ôi Sadakiyo's Uchiyama castle in Shinano. It falls on May 20th.

1548 - September - Takeda Harunobu (Shingen) suffers a defeat at the hands of Murakami Yoshikiyo in the first Japanese battle in which guns are employed (in this case, by the Murakami and of Chinese manufacture).

1553 - September - Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin confront each other for the first time in the 1st Battle of in Shinano province - also known as the Battle of Fuse.

1555 - July 19 - Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin fight the second battle of Kawanakajima, also known as the Battle of the Saigawa.

1559 - Takeda Shingen's conquest of Shinano is largely completed.

1561 - October - Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin fight the inconclusive 4th Battle of Kawanakajima, the greatest of their contests. 1563 - Uesugi Norikatsu is defeated by Takeda Shingen and Hôjô Ujiyasu at Musashi-Matsuyama in Musashi province.

1564 - September - Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen fight the 5th and final Battle of Kawanakajima.

1565 - Takeda Yoshinobu conspires against his father Shingen in Kai but is discovered and later made to commit suicide.

1568 - The Takeda and Imagawa clans begin fighting.

1569 - June 23 - Takeda Shingen promotes Anayama Nobukimi to the rank of general.

October 2 - Takeda Shingen repells an attack by the Hôjô, and returns to Kôfu.
November - Takeda Shingen surrounds Odawara Castle in Sagami; a week later Shingen retreats and in the process defeats a Hôjô army at the Battle of Mimasetoge.

1570 - January - Takeda Shingen leads an army into Suruga Province.

February - Takeda Shingen takes Hanzawa Castle from Ôhara Sukeyoshi.
June - Takeda Shingen clashes with Hôjô and Imagawa troops in Suruga Province.

1571 - Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin face each other for the last time at the Tone River in Kozuke.

1572 - January - Takeda Shingen and the Hôjô make peace; the latter breaks off relations with the Uesugi.

November - Takeda Shingen leads his army into the Tokugawa domain.
December - Akiyama Nobutomo, a Takeda retainer, captures Iwamura Castle in Mino from the Oda.

1573 - January 6 - Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Mikatagahara.

May 13 - Takeda Shingen dies and is succeded by Katsuyori.
Takeda Nobutora dies.

1574 - March - Takeda Katsuyori captures Taketenjin Castle in Tôtômi from Tokugawa Ieyasu.

1575 - June 28 - Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu defeat Takeda Katsuyori at the Battle of Nagashino. 10,000 Takeda warriors are slain.

1579 - October - The Takeda and Hôjô confront one another near Numzu Castle in Suruga Province

1580 - April - The Takeda and Hôjô fight the land/sea Battle of Omosu.

1581 - Tokugawa Ieyasu recaptures Taketenjin Castle in Tôtômi from Takeda Katsuyori.

1582 - May - Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu invade Kai and Shinano - Takeda Katsuyori commits suicide.