Itō Yoshisuke

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Itō Yoshisuke (伊東 義祐, 1512 – August 29, 1585) was a Japanese daimyō of the Sengoku period. In his lifetime, he was the head of the Itō clan.[1]

He was defeated by Shimazu Yoshihiro in the 1572 Battle of Kizaki.[2]

Ito capitulated to the advancing Shimazu clan in 1576 and sought refuge with the Otomo clan.[2]:273

Yoshisuke, who was the descendant of Itō Suketsune. He inherited Agata Domain in Hyūga Province in 1584.[1]


  1. ^ a b Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Itō" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 17 [PDF 21 of 80]; retrieved 2013-4-30.
  2. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen (2000). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & C0. p. 221. ISBN 1854095234.