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Control over the Yakami Castle passed into Akechi's hands when the Hatano clan was obliterated in 1577. Akechi served under Mitsuhide during the Incident at Honnō-ji in 1582. He went on a mission for Mitsuhide to kill Oda Nobutada, the heir to Oda Nobunaga. He was shot during this attempt. He recuperated in a nearby temple. But he later committed suicide upon hearing of Mitsuhide's death in the Battle of Yamazaki.
- "Akechi Mitsutada". Whoislog. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
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