|Native name||小早川 隆景|
|Died||July 26, 1597 (aged 63 or 64)|
Kobayakawa Takakage (小早川 隆景?, 1533 – July 26, 1597) was a samurai retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi during Japan's Sengoku period, and the son of Mōri Motonari. Adopted by the head of the Kobayakawa clan, Takakage took his name, and succeeded his adoptive father to become head of the Kobayakawa clan following his death in 1545.
As head of the Kobayakawa clan, he expanded the clan's territory in the Chūgoku region (western Honshū), and fought for the Mōri clan in all their campaigns; for a time, he also opposed both the great warlords Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He later swore loyalty to Hideyoshi, however, and entered his service; he was then awarded domains in Iyo Province on Shikoku and Chikuzen Province on Kyūshū, totalling 350,000 koku.
- Father: Mōri Motonari (1497–1571)
- Foster Father: Kobayakawa Okikage (1519-1541)
- Mother: Myōkyū (1499-1546)
- Half Siblings:
- Wife: Lady Toida, daughter of Kobayakawa Masahira (died 1619)
- Adopted Children:
- Kobayakawa Hidekane (1567–1601) (also Takakage's half-brother)
- Kobayakawa Hideaki (1577–1602)
Media related to Kobayakawa Takakage at Wikimedia Commons
- Frederic, Louis (2002). "Japan Encyclopedia." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.