Date Terumune

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Date Terumune
Date Terumune.JPG
Native name 伊達輝宗
Born 1544
Died November 29, 1585(1585-11-29) (aged 40–41)
Resting place Yonezawa, Yamagata
Nationality Japanese
Other names Hikotaro, Sōjirō
Era Sengoku period
Spouse(s) Yoshi-hime (daughter of Mogami Yoshimori)
Children Date Masamune, Date Masamichi, Date Hideo, Chiko-hime,
Family Date clan

Date Terumune (伊達 輝宗, 1543 – November 29, 1585) was a Japanese samurai clan leader of the Sengoku period.[1]


Terumune succeeded his father Harumune; and he became the sixteenth head of the Date clan of Mutsu Province.[2]

When Oda Nobunaga was assassinated in 1582, Terumune gave his clan's support to Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the power struggle which followed.[3]

Terumune was the father of Date Masamune,[1] who succeeded him as clan leader in 1584.[4]

The emblem (mon) of the Date clan