Date Shigezane

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Date".

Date Shigezane (伊達 成実?, 1568 – July 17, 1646) was a Japanese samurai of the late Sengoku through early Edo eras. Founder of the Watari-Date clan. A senior retainer of the Date clan of Sendai, he was a cousin of Date Masamune on his mother's side, and a cousin of Masamune's father Date Terumune on his father's side. Together with Oniniwa Tsunamoto and Katakura Kagetsuna, Shigezane was known as one of the "Three Great Men of the Date Clan". He is well known for his fighting skill [1]

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