Akamatsu Mitsusuke

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Akamatsu Mitsusuke (赤松 満祐?, 1381 - September 25, 1441) was a Japanese samurai of the Akamatsu clan during the Sengoku Period.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mitsusuke was the son of Akamatusu Yoshinori.[1]

Assassin[edit]

In 1441, Mitsusuke killed Ashikaga Yoshinori who was leader of the Ashikaga shogunate.[1]

In response, he was attacked by forces of the Yamana clan and the Hosokawa clan. In defeat, he was forced to commit suicide.[1]

References[edit]

Emblem (mon) of the Akamatsu clan
  1. ^ a b c d Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kaikitsu-no-hen," Japan encyclopedia, p. 456.