Saitō clan

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Saitō.
Saitō clan
Home province Echizen
Parent house Fujiwara clan
Titles Various
Final ruler Saitō Tatsuoki
Ruled until 1564, defeat by Oda Nobunaga

The Saitō clan (斎藤氏 Saitō-shi?) was a Japanese samurai kin group from Echizen Province.[1]


The clan claimed descent from Fujiwara Toshihito.[1]

Saitō Dōsan (1494–1556) was the father-in-law of Oda Nobunaga. Dōsan was attacked by his own son, Saitō Yoshitatsu; and he died in battle.[2]

Saitō Tatsuoki was the son of Yoshitatsu. Tatsuoki was defeated by Oda Nobunaga in 1564; and the clan disappeared.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). ("Baba"?) Nobiliare du Japon, p. 50 [PDF 54 of 80]; retrieved 2013-4-30.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Saitō Dōsan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 809.

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