Shingen Takeda

Shingen Takeda

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Death 13 May 1573 (aged 51)
Burial Koyasan, Wakayama, Japan
Memorial ID 8207618 · View Source
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Feudal lord and legendary warrior, also known as "Harunobu Takeda" and earned the nickname, "The Tiger of Kai." He was born in Ichimizudaira Castle as the oldest son of Nobutora Takeda as the eldest son of Takeda Nobutora, prince of the Kai province. After succeeding his father, he began an aggressive campaign of conquest of his surrounding areas and subsequently attacked Kenshin Uesugi, lord of Echigo province, and defeated him after a famous series of battles from 1553-1564. He defeated the armies of Nobunaga Oda and Ieyasu Tokugawa at Mitakagahara. but died of illness soon thereafter. The movie "Kagemusha" (1980) by legendary film director Akira Kurosawa was about his last battle and death. A man of great wisdom, Takeda involved economic experts in his governmental decisions and was the first to create a professional army. He also established a judicial system that is still praised today. Some of his divided ashes rest at Koyasan.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 25 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8207618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shingen Takeda (3 Nov 1521–13 May 1573), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8207618, citing Kongobu-ji Temple Group Cemetery Complex, Koyasan, Wakayama, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .