Ashina Moritaka (b.1560)

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  • Born: 1560
  • Died: 1583
  • Title: Tôtômi no Kami
  • Son: Son: Kameômaru
  • Japanese: 蘆名 盛隆 (Ashina Moritaka)

Moritaka was a son of Nikaidô Moriyoshi, the lord of Sukagawa Castle, and 18th lord of the Ashina in Mutsu. He sent as a hostage to the Ashina clan, but was later adopted to succeed Ashina Moriuji in 1575, after his eldest son had died of illness. He was a skilled warrior, however vassals of the Nikaido clan and others started a rebellion, and he was assassinated by one of his own retainers (Ôba Sanzaemon). His son had died at the age of 2 and so Moritaka was succeeded by Morishige, a son of Satake Yoshishige.