Oda Hidenobu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Oda Hidenobu
Odahidenobu.jpg
Oda Hidenobu
Native name 織田 秀信
Born 1580
Mino Province
Died July 24, 1605
Mino Province
Years of service 1582–1600
Rank Head of Oda clan
Battles/wars
Relations
Other work Buddhist monk

Oda Hidenobu (織田 秀信?, 1580 – July 24, 1605) was the son of Oda Nobutada and lived during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the late-16th century. His other name was Sanpōshi (三法師).

Succession dispute[edit]

When Oda Nobutada and Oda Nobunaga, Hidenobu's father and grandfather, respectively, were killed during the Incident at Honnō-ji in 1582, there was a dispute as to who would rule the Oda clan. Toyotomi Hideyoshi supported Hidenobu, whose opponent was his uncle, Oda Nobutaka (who was supported by Shibata Katsuie). Though Hidenobu was only 2 years old at the time, he became the ruler of the Oda clan.

Battle of Sekigahara[edit]

Hidenobu followed in serving under Ishida Mitsunari during the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. Before the battle, he had controlled Gifu Castle, an important element in Mitsunari’s overall plans; however, he ended up losing the castle during the Battle of Gifu Castle against Ikeda Terumasa and Fukushima Masanori. After losing at Sekigahara, Hidenobu's vassals committed seppuku in Gifu Castle. The blood-stained floorboards eventually became the ceiling in Sōfuku-ji in Gifu. The ceiling is now called the Blood Ceiling.[1] Hidenobu himself died five years after the defeat at Sekigahara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gifu City Walking Map. Gifu Lively City Public Corporation, 2007.