Sanada Yukitaka

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Sanada.
Sanada Yukitaka
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Sanada Yukitaka
Daimyo Shinano Province
In office
? – 1574
Preceded by Sanada Yorimasa
Succeeded by Sanada Nobutsuna
Personal details
Born 1512?
Died June 8, 1574 (aged 62)
Nationality Japanese
Spouse(s) Kyō'un-in
Military service

Sanada Yukitaka (真田 幸隆?, 1512? – June 8, 1574) was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He is known as one of the "Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen".[1]

Under Takeda Shingen, Sanada Yukitaka participated in the Battle of Odaihara in 1546 [2] and the sieges of Toishi in 1550 and 1551,[3] and was one of three generals to be named Danjōchū by Shingen.

He was the father of Sanada Nobutsuna and Sanada Masayuki and grandfather of the legendary samurai warrior Sanada Yukimura of whom Toyotomi Hideyoshi once said "A hero appears once every hundred years".


  1. ^ Internet Movie Database (IMDb), "Shingen Takeda (Character) from Kagemusha (1980); retrieved 2013-5-17.
  2. ^ [1] - Sanada Clan Timeline
  3. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 212. ISBN 1854095234. 

Further reading[edit]

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

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