Kuroda Nagamasa

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Kuroda.
Kuroda Nagamasa
Kuroda Nagamasa.jpg
Lord of Fukuoka
In office
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Kuroda Tadayuki
Personal details
Born December 3, 1568
Himeji, Harima Province, Japan
Died August 29, 1623 (aged 56)
Nationality Japanese
Kuroda Nagamasa's Kabuto

Kuroda Nagamasa (黒田 長政?, December 3, 1568 – August 29, 1623) was a daimyo during the late Azuchi-Momoyama and Early Edo Period.[1] He was the son of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's chief strategist and adviser Kuroda Kanbei.

In 1577, when Nagamasa was a small child, his father was condemned 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, Nagamasa served Toyotomi Hideyoshi with his father and participated in the invasion of the Chugoku Region.

Nagamasa served under Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Battle of Sekigahara. His men killed Shima Sakon, securing victory for the Eastern army. He also participated in the first Korean campaign (1592–93), leading 6000 men.

Later he participated in the Osaka Castle campaigns.

In popular culture[edit]

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.

Preceded by
Lord of Fukuoka
Succeeded by
Kuroda Tadayuki


  1. ^ 福岡藩 (in Japanese). 1998. Retrieved 17 September 2014.