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Hisahide Matsunaga
Hisahide Matsunaga

Daimyo:

Matsunaga clan

Allies:

Miyoshi

Born:

1510

Died:

1578

Hisahide Matsunaga serves the Miyoshi clan.His intelligence in the game is high.His virtue is low which cause him to betray his clans often.At the scenario"Incident in Osaka",Hisahide Matsunaga has his own clan which is well-versed in engineering technology.Hisahide is seen to have passion for tea ceremonies and for gathering tea pots this is shown at the scenario"Knowledge is Power" at the challenge mode.His nemesis is Yoshiteru Ashikaga which was Shogun,Hisahide killed him.

Hisahide Matsunaga BiographyEdit

Matsunaga Hisahide (1510 – November 19, 1577) was a daimyo of Japan following the Sengoku Period of the 16th century.A companion of Miyoshi Chokei, he was a retainer of Miyoshi Masanaga from the 1540s. He directed the conquest of the province of Yamato in the 1560s and by 1564 had built a sufficient power-base to be effectively independent. It is believed that he was conspiring against Chokei during this period, from 1561 to 1563 three of Chokei's brothers and his son Yoshioki died.In 1565, the guardians and Hisahide worked together and dispatched an army to capture Ashikaga Yoshiteru, the shogun, who was then either murdered or forced to commit suicide.In 1566, fighting started between Hisahide and the Miyoshi.In 1568 Oda Nobunaga, with the figurehead Yoshiaki, attacked Hisahide. Nobunaga captured Kyoto in November and Hisahide was forced to surrender. Yoshiaki was made shogun, a post he held only until 1573 when he attempted to remove himself from Nobunaga's power. Hisahide kept control of the Yamato and served Nobunaga in his extended campaigns against the Miyoshi and others, for a while. In 1573 Hisahide briefly allied with the Miyoshi, but when the hope for successes were not achieved he returned to Nobunaga to fight the Miyoshi. In 1577 he split with Nobunaga again, this time Nobunaga turned on him and besieged him at Shigisan Castle.Defeated but defiant Hisahide committed suicide, he ordered his head destroyed to prevent it becoming a trophy (in which his son, Matsunaga Kojiro grabbed Matsunaga's head and jumped off the castle wall with his sword through his throat) and also destroyed a priceless tea kettle (Hiragumo) that Nobunaga coveted before he died. His son,Hisamichi Matsunaga, also committed suicide in siege.Hisahide often appears as a shriveled and scheming old man in fiction but this is a fictitious image from his assassinations and the possible destruction of Todai-ji. In truth, he was a tall handsome educated man and a patron of arts.

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