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Oda Nobunaga
織田信長
Odanobunaga.jpg
Oda Nobunaga in a 16th-century portrait by Kanō Motohide
Minister of the Right
In office
1576–1582
Monarch Ōgimachi
Preceded by Konoe Taneie
Succeeded by Konoe Sakihisa
Personal details
Born June 23, 1534
Nagoya Castle, Owari Province
Died June 21, 1582(1582-06-21) (aged 47)
Honnō-ji, Kyoto
Spouse(s) Nōhime
Kitsuno
Children
  • Oda Nobutada
  • Oda Nobukatsu
  • Oda Nobutaka
  • Hashiba Hidekatsu
  • Oda Katsunaga
  • Tokuhime
Mother Tsuchida Gozen
Father Oda Nobuhide
Relatives Lady Otsuya (aunt)
Saitō Dōsan (father-in-law)
Oichi (sister)
Azai Nagamasa (brother-in-law)
Shibata Katsuie (brother-in-law)
Oda Nobuhiro (brother)
Oda Nobuyuki (brother)
Oda Nobukane (brother)
Oda Nagamasu (brother)
Oda Nobuharu (brother)
Oda Nobutoki (brother)
Oda Hidetaka (brother)
Chacha (niece)
Ohatsu (niece)
Oeyo (niece)
Ashikaga Yoshiaki (adopted son)
Military service
Allegiance Mon-Oda.png Oda clan
Imperial Seal of Japan.svg Imperial House of Japan
Rank Daimyō
Unit Mon-Oda.png Oda clan

Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長 Oda Nobunaga, ; June 23, 1534 – June 21, 1582) was a powerful daimyō (feudal lord) of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period, and successfully gained control over most of Honshu. Nobunaga is regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

During his later life, Nobunaga was widely known for most brutal suppression of determined opponents, eliminating those who by principle refused to cooperate or yield to his demands. His reign was noted for innovative military tactics, fostering free trade, and encouraging the start of the Momoyama historical art period.

He was killed when his retainer Akechi Mitsuhide rebelled against him at Honnō-ji.

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