Takeda Nobushige

Nobushige was a younger brother of Shingen. Though Shingen had derailed their father's plans to make Nobushige heir, the latter proved a valuable help to his elder brother. He was known for both military prowess and wisdom. Sadly, he was killed at the Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima (1561) fighting the troops of Uesugi general Kakizaki Kageie, though his head was recovered by Yamadera Nobuaki. He wrote the Kyûjukyu Kakun, a set of ninety-nine precepts for Takeda house members, some of which are erroneously attributed to Shingen himself from time to time. He is also known as Takeda Tenkyû (Tenkyû being another rank he held).