Tenshô 9 (天正九年)
Timeline of 1581
- 1581/2/28 Oda Nobunaga's Uma-zoroe (horse review).
- 1581/3/22 Tokugawa Ieyasu recaptures Takatenjin castle in Tôtomi province from Takeda Katsuyori.
- 1581/8/17 Massacre of the Kôya monks
- 1581/9/11 Siege of Iga
Other Events of 1581
- The seven northern provinces of the Netherlands declare independence from Spain.
- Nobunaga presents a screen painting by Kanô Eitoku, depicting Azuchi castle, to Alessandro Valignano.
- Siege of Tottori - Tottori castle, commanded by Kikkawa Tsuneie, falls to Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Births and Deaths