Saitō Tatsuoki

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Saitō".
An ukiyo-e of Saitō Tatsuoki.

Saitō Uhyōe-Taihitsu Tatsuoki (斎藤 右兵衛・大筆 龍興 Saitō Uhyōe-Taihitsu Tatsuoki?, 1548–August 14, 1573) was a daimyo in Omi Province during the Sengoku period and the sixth generation lord of the Saitō clan. He was a son of Saitō Yoshitatsu, and a great-grandson of Saitō Dōsan. He was also a nephew of Oda Nobunaga's first wife, Nohime, herself a daughter of Saitō Dōsan.[1]

Saitō Tatsuoki succeeded his father at the age of 19. He was, however, an incapable ruler; unlike his father and grandfather.

Tatsuoki became involved in a bitter rivalry with Akechi Mitsuhide, and lost to him decisively in 1574. He survived, but from this point on the Saitō clan were no longer a significant faction in the power struggles of the Sengoku period.[1]

This article incorporates text from OpenHistory.

  1. ^ a b Saito Dosan - SamuraiWiki. The Samurai Archives. Accessed December 23, 2009.