Ienobu was the 3rd son of Ryûzôji Takanobu (and was eventually adopted by Goto Takaaki). He took an interest in Christianity and was baptized, provoking his father's intense displeasure. He accordingly renounced his new religion - until his father's death in 1584, after which Ienobu was again baptized. This in turn created friction between himself and his elder brother Masaie. He was part of the relief effort that broke the long siege of Ulsan in the 2nd Korean Campaign.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005