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Eiroku 2 (永禄二年)
Timeline of 1559
- Eiroku 1/12/7 (Jan 15, 1559) - The coronation of Queen Elizabeth I is held in England.
- 1559/6-8 Siege of Iwakura by Oda Nobunaga; ends in the surrender of the castle and its subsequent destruction.
- 1559/8 Jesuit priest Gaspar Vilela journeys to Kyoto.
- 1559/8 Ôtomo Sôrin retakes Moji castle for the Môri clan.
Other Events of 1559
- The Hôjô compile a register of roughly 500 of their retainers, known as the Odawara-shû shoryô yakuchô.
- Imagawa Yoshimoto seizes Otaka castle from the Oda clan, which is then besieged by Oda Nobunaga. Matsudaira Motoyasu defeats the siege, providing provisions to the blockaded defenders.
- Jinbo Nagamoto attacks the Shiina clan at Matsukura castle.
- Kanrei Hosokawa Harumoto is captured by Miyoshi Chôkei, and is forced to become a monk, retiring to Settsu province.
- Môri Motonari reclaims Akizuki castle, returning it to the Akizuki clan.
- Rokkaku Yoshikata becomes a monk and retires as head of the Rokkaku clan. He continues to serve as de facto leader of the clan, alongside his son Rokkaku Yoshiharu.
- Shôni clan is destroyed by the Ryûzôji clan.
- Uesugi Kenshin journeys to Kyoto, paying tribute to Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru, receiving an audience with the Imperial Court, and visiting Mt. Hiei among other sites.
Births and Deaths
- Fujita Nobuyoshi, Uesugi clan retainer, is born (d. 1616).
- Ikeda Yukisuke, Ikeda clan samurai, is born (d. 1584).
- Kanô Motonobu, painter, dies (b. 1476).
- Kanô Sanraku, painter, is born (d. 1635).
- Môri Takamasa, Toyotomi retainer, is born (d. 1628).
- Nurhachi is born (d. 1626).
- Ôtani Yoshitsugu is born (d. 1600)
- Tokugawa Nobuyasu, son of Ieyasu, is born (d. 1579).
- Wen Zhengming dies (b. 1470).
- Yuki Masakatsu, lord of Shimosa province, dies (b. 1503).