Date Terumune

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Date Terumune

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