Wada Shinsuke

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  • Died: 1574
  • Distinction: Oda retainer

Shinsuke's early history is obscure, and a possible connection to Wada Koremasa has been suggested but never proven. He first served as a chief retainer of Oda Nobukiyo, a cousin of Oda Nobunaga, and was present for Nobunaga's struggle to subdue all of Owari province at the expense of a rival branch of the Oda. Nobukiyo and Nobunaga feuded in 1562, with the former fleeing to Mino province. Shinsuke submitted to Nobunaga in the wake of this upset and became a retainer of the latter. He was killed in the fighting at Nagashima in Ise province in 1574.