Hashiba Hidekatsu

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Hashiba Hidekatsu
Nickname(s) Otsugimaru
Born 1568
Owari Province
Died January 29, 1586
Kameyama Castle, Tamba Province
Relations Oda Nobunaga (father)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (adopted father)

Hashiba Hidekatsu (羽柴 秀勝?, 1568 – January 29, 1586)[1] was a Japanese samurai who was the fourth son of the famed feudal warlord Oda Nobunaga and was adopted by Toyotomi Hideyoshi at a young age.

At the time of Nobunaga's death in 1582, Hidekatsu was at Kojima in Bizen Province. During the funeral, he held his birth father's mortuary tablet (ihai). Afterwards, Hidekatsu received Kameyama Castle in Tanba Province (modern day Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture).

Shortly after Nobunaga's death, Hidekatsu assisted Hideyoshi during the Battle of Yamazaki, leading up to the defeat of Akechi Mitsuhide. Later, he also served Hideyoshi during the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute. Hidekatsu suddenly died in 1586, with many people believing that Hidekatsu was killed on the orders of Hideyoshi.



  1. ^ Hall, John Whitney et al. (1991). The Cambridge History of Japan, p. 115.