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A


 

   ADACHI YASUMORI, Shugo of Higo Provence (D. 1285)

 

   AKAMATSU MITSUSUKE, Ashikaga period Shugo and the assassin
   of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori (D. 1441)

 

   AKECHI MITSUHIDE, Oda Retainer and Destroyer of Nobunaga (1526 - 1582)

 

   AMAKO AKIHISA, Amako Daimyô (1514 - 1562)

 

   AMAKO TSUNEHISA, 1st Daimyô of the Amako (or
   Amago) (1458-1541)

 

   ANAYAMA BEISETSU, One of Takeda Shingen's 'Twenty Four Generals'
   (1532? - 1582)

 

   ANKOKUJI EKEI, Advisor to the Môri Daimyô (D. 1600)

 

   ARIMA HARUNOBU, Daimyô of Shimabara (d.1612)

 

   ASAI NAGAMASA, Daimyô of Ômi (1545 - 1573)

 

   ASHIKAGA TADAYOSHI, Brother of Ashikaga Takauji (D. 1352)

 

   ASHIKAGA TAKAUJI, Founder of the Ashikaga Shôgunate (1305 -
   1358)

 

   ASHIKAGA YOSHIAKI, 15th and final Ashikaga Shôgun
   (1537 - 1597)

 


B


 

   BABA NOBUFUSA, Mino no Kami; one of 'Shingen's Twenty-Four Generals'
   (1514 - 1575)

 


C


 

   CHOSOKABE MOTOCHIKA, Daimyô of Tosa (1539 - 1599)

 


D


 

   DATE MASAMUNE, Lord of Date family, son of Terumune (1566 -
   1636)

 

   DATE TERUMUNE, Lord of Date family (1543 - 1585)

 


F


 

   FUKUSHIMA MASAMORI, Toyotomi, Tokugawa retainer (1561 -
   1624)

 


G


 

   GOTO MOTOTSUGU, Toyotomi retainer (1573 - 1615)

 


H


 

   HASHIBA HIDENAGA, Hideyoshi's half-brother and a chief retainer (1540 -
   1591)

 

   HATTORI HANZO, Tokugawa retainer and reputed 'ninja' leader (1541 -
   1596)

 

   HÔJÔ SOUN, First HÔJÔ Daimyô (1432 -
   1519)

 

   HÔJÔ TOKIMASA, The 1stHÔJÔ Regent
   (1138 - 1215)

 

   HÔJÔ TOKIMUNE, HÔJÔ Regent (D. 1284)

 

   HÔJÔ UJIYASU, 3rd HÔJÔ Daimyô
   (1515 - 1571)

 

   HÔJÔ UJIMASA, 4th HÔJÔ Daimyo (1538 -
   1590)

 

   HÔJÔ UJITSUNA, 2nd HÔJÔ Daimyo (1487 -
   1541)

 

   HONDA TADAKATSU, Tokugawa General (1548 - 1610)

 

   HOSOKAWA FUJITAKA, Ashikaga, Oda, Toyotomi, Tokugawa retainer and
   noted scholar (1534 - 1610)

 

   HOSOKAWA TADAOKI, Toyotomi, Tokugawa retainer, son of Fujitaka (1564 -
   1645)

 

   HOSOKAWA YORIYUKI, Hosokawa lord and Asakura general (1329 -
   1392)

 


I


 

   II NAOMASA, Tokugawa retainer (1561 - 1602)

 

   IKEDA NOBUTERU, Oda, Toyotomi retainer (1536 - 1584)

 

   IKEDA TERUMASA, Toyotomi, Tokugawa retainer; 1st Ikeda
   daimyô (1564 - 1613)

 

   IMAGAWA SADAYO, Tandai of Kyushu (1325 - 1420)

 

   IMAGAWA UJICHIKA, Daimyō of Suruga and Tôtômi
   (1473-1526)

 

   IMAGAWA YOSHIMOTO, Daimyô of Suruga and Tôtômi
   (1519 - 1560)

 

   IRIKI-IN SHIGETOMO, Shimazu Vassal (D. 1544)

 

   ISHIDA MITSUNARI, Toyotomi administrator (1560?-1600)

 

   ISHIKAWA KAZUMASA, Tokugawa retainer (1534 - 1609)


K


 

   KAJIWARA KAGETOKI, Supporter of Minamoto Yoritomo (d.1200)

 

   KAKIZAKI KAGEIE, Uesugi retainer (d.1575)

 

   KATÔ KIYOMASA, Toyotomi, Tokugawa general (1562 - 1611)

 

   KIKKAWA MOTOHARU, Môri general (1530 - 1586)

 

   KITABATAKE CHIKAFUSA, Emperor Go-Daigo's Chief Advisor (D.
   1354)

 

   KOBAYAKAWA HIDEAKI, Toyotomi retainer (1577 - 1602)

 

   KÛKI YOSHITAKA, Oda, Toyotomi general/admiral (1542 -
   1600)

 

   KURODA YOSHITAKA, Toyotomi and Tokugawa retainer; also known as
   Kanbei (1546-1604)

 

   KUSUNOKI MASASHIGE, Supporter of Emperor Go-Daigo's (1294 -
   1336)

 


M


 

   MATSUNAGA HISAHIDE, Notorious schemer, and alternately ally and enemy
   of Nobunaga (1510 - 1577)

 

   MINAMOTO NORIYORI, Minamoto general and brother of Yoritomo and
   Yoshitsune (1156 - 1193)

 

   MINAMOTO YOSHIIE, Legendary warrior and hero of the 'later three-year war'
   (1041-1108)

 

   MINAMOTO YOSHITSUNE, Legendary Minamoto general (1159 -
   1189)

 

   MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, Noted swordsman, author of Gorin no
   shô
(1584? - 1645)

 

   MIYOSHI KIYOTSURA, Confucianist Scholar-Statesman (847 - 918)

 

   MOGAMI YOSHIAKI, Daimyô of Dewa (1546-1614)

 

   MÔRI MOTONARI, Daimyô of Aki (1497 - 1571)

 

   MÔRI TERUMOTO, Daimyô of the Môri Clan; Grandson of
   Môri Motonari (1553 - 1625)

 


N


 

   NITTA YOSHISADA, Proponent of Emperor Go-Daigo (1301 - 1338)

 


O


 

   ODA NOBUNAGA, Daimyo of Owari and the first of the "Three Unifiers"
   (1534 - 1582)

 

   ÔIE MASAFUSA, Celebrated Heian Scholar (D. 1111)

 

   ÔMURA SUMITADA, Daimyo of Hizen and the first Christian
   Daimyô (1532-1587)

 

   ÔTOMO SORIN, Daimyô of Bungo (1530-1587)

 

   OÛCHI YOSHIHIRO, Shugo of Suo and Nagato (1356 -
   1399)


S


 

   SAICHÔ, Founder of the Enryaku-ji Monastery (767 - 822)

 

   SAKIKABARA YASUMASA, Tokugawa General (1548 - 1606)

 

   SANADA MASAYUKI, Takeda retainer, Daimyô of Ueda (1544 -
   1608)

 

   SASA NARIMASA, Oda, Toyotomi retainer (1536? - 1588)

 

   SATAKE YOSHISHIGE, Daimyô of Hitachi (1547 -1612)

 

   SHIBATA KATSUIE, Oda Retainer and Rival of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1530 -
   1583)

 

   SHIMAZU YOSHIHISA, Daimyô of Satsuma and Ôsumi (1533 -
   1611)

 


T


 

   TAIRA MUNEMORI, Son of Taira Kiyomori and head of the Taira clan (1147 -
   1185)

 

   TAKAYAMA UKON, The Christian Samurai (1552 - 1615)

 

   TAKEDA KATSUYORI, 3rd and Final Daimyô of the Takeda of Kai (1546 -1582)

 

   TAKEDA SHINGEN, Lord of Kai (1521 - 1573)

 

   TAKEZAKI SUENAGA, Warrior During Mongol Invasions

 

   TOKUGAWA IEYASU, 1st Tokugawa shôgun (1543-1616)

 

   TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI, Unifier of Japan, Kampaku (1536 - 1598)

 


U


 

   UESUGI KAGEKATSU, Daimyō of Echigo, Aizu, and Yonezawa (1555-1623)

 

   UESUGI KENSHIN, Lord of Echigo (1530 - 1578)

 

   UKITA NAOIE, Daimyô of Bizen (1530 - 1582)

 


W


 

   WAKIZAKA YASUHARU, Toyotomi general (1554-1626)

 


Y


 

   YAMAGATA MASAKAGE, One of Takeda Shingen's '24 Generals' (1524? - 1575)

 

   YAMAMOTO KANSUKE, One of Takeda Shingen's '24 Generals' (1501-1561)

 

   YAMANAKA SHIKANOSUKE, Amako Retainer (1545 - 1578)

 

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