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|Lord of Fukuoka|
|Succeeded by||Kuroda Tadayuki|
|Born||December 3, 1568
Himeji, Harima Province, Japan
|Died||August 29, 1623 (aged 56)|
Kuroda Nagamasa (黒田 長政?, December 3, 1568 – August 29, 1623) was a daimyo during the late Azuchi-Momoyama and Early Edo Period. He was the son of Kuroda Kanbei, Toyotomi Hideyoshi's chief strategist and adviser.
In 1577, when Nagamasa was a small child, his father was tried and sentenced as a spy by Oda Nobunaga. Nagamasa was kidnapped and nearly killed as a hostage. Takenaka Hanbei ended up rescuing him. After Oda Nobunaga was killed in Honnō-ji Incident of 1582, Nagamasa served Toyotomi Hideyoshi with his father and participated in the invasion of the Chugoku Region.
Nagamasa also participated in the first Korean campaign (1592–93), commanding the Third Division of 5000 men during the first invasion 1592-1593. In the second part of the campaign (1597) he held command in The Army of the Right. He took part in the Battle of Sekigahara in the year 1600 serving under Tokugawa Ieyasu. His men killed Shima Sakon, securing victory for the Eastern army. As a reward for his service at Sekigahara, Tokugawa granted Nagamasa Chikuzen  - 520.000 koku - in exchange for his previous fief Nakatsu, Buzen. Later he participated in the Osaka Castle campaigns.
In popular culture
Nagamasa is a playable character from the Eastern Army in the original Kessen.
Kuroda is also a popular historical figure. His life, and his relationship to Tokugawa, has been dramatized many times in the annual NHK Taiga Drama series.
- Taikoki (1965)
- Hara no Sakamichi (1971)
- Ougon no Hibi (1978)
- Onna Taikoki (1981)
- Tokugawa Ieyasu (1983)
- Kasuga no Tsunobe (1989)
- Hideyoshi (1996)
- Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000)
- Komyo ga Tsuji (2006)
- Gunshi Kanbei (2014)
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