Oyamada Nobushige

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Oyamada Nobushige (小山田 信茂, 1545 – April 16, 1582) was a Japanese samurai general in the Takeda army under Takeda Shingen, and later under Takeda Katsuyori.[1] He was known as one of the "Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen". He was also lord of Iwadono Castle, and fought under the Takeda at the battles of Kawanakajima, Mikatagahara,[2] and Nagashino and Temmukuzan.

Oyamada betrayed the Takeda clan in 1582; however, when he went to the Oda clan camp, he was executed by Oda Nobunaga's officer Horio Yoshiharu.


  1. ^ Inoue, Yasushi. (2006). The Samurai banner of Furin Kazan, p. 7.
  2. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1987). Battles of the Samurai. London: Arms and Armour Press. pp. 72,74,85. ISBN 0853688265. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co.

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