Kuroda Nagamasa

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Kuroda".
Kuroda Nagamasa
黒田長政
Kuroda Nagamasa.jpg
Lord of Fukuoka
In office
1601–1623
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Kuroda Tadayuki
Personal details
Born December 3, 1568
Himeji, Harima Province, Japan
Died August 29, 1623 (aged 56)
Nationality Japanese
Kuroda Nagamasa's Kabuto

Kuroda Nagamasa (黒田 長政?, December 3, 1568 – August 29, 1623) was a daimyo during the late Azuchi-Momoyama and Early Edo Period.[1] He was the son of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's chief strategist and adviser Kuroda Kanbei.

In 1577, when Nagamasa was a small child, his father was condemned as a spy by Oda Nobunaga. Nagamasa was kidnapped and nearly killed as a hostage. Takenaka Hanbei ended up rescuing him. After Oda Nobunaga was killed in Honnō-ji Incident, Nagamasa served Toyotomi Hideyoshi with his father and participated in the invasion of the Chugoku Region.

Nagamasa served under Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Battle of Sekigahara. His men killed Shima Sakon, securing victory for the Eastern army. He also participated in the first Korean campaign (1592–93), leading 6000 men.

Later he participated in the Osaka Castle campaigns.

In popular culture[edit]

Nagamasa is a playable character from the Eastern Army in the original Kessen.

Kuroda is also a popular historical figure. His life, and his relationship to Tokugawa, has been dramatized many times in the annual NHK Taiga Drama series.

  • Taikoki (1965)
  • Hara no Sakamichi (1971)
  • Ougon no Hibi (1978)
  • Onna Taikoki (1981)
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu (1983)
  • Kasuga no Tsunobe (1989)
  • Hideyoshi (1996)
  • Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000)
  • Komyo ga Tsuji (2006)
  • Gunshi Kanbei (2014)
Preceded by
none
Lord of Fukuoka
1601-1623
Succeeded by
Kuroda Tadayuki

References[edit]

  1. ^ 福岡藩 (in Japanese). 1998. Retrieved 17 September 2014.