Samurai-Archives

Difference between revisions of "Tachibana Muneshige"

From SamuraiWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (fixed spacing)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
[[Image:Muneshige mon.jpg|left|thumb|Muneshige's kamon.]]
 
* ''Born: [[1567]]''
 
* ''Born: [[1567]]''
 
* ''Died: [[1642]]''
 
* ''Died: [[1642]]''
 
* ''Titles: Hida no kami''
 
* ''Titles: Hida no kami''
 
* ''Distinction: [[Otomo clan|Ôtomo]] retainer, [[Chikugo province|Chikugo]] warlord''
 
* ''Distinction: [[Otomo clan|Ôtomo]] retainer, [[Chikugo province|Chikugo]] warlord''
 +
* ''Other Names'': 立花統虎 ''(Tachibana Munetora)''
 
* ''Japanese:'' [[立花]] 宗茂 ''(Tachibana Muneshige)''
 
* ''Japanese:'' [[立花]] 宗茂 ''(Tachibana Muneshige)''
  
[[Image:Muneshige mon.jpg|left|thumb|Muneshige's kamon.]]
+
Tachibana Muneshige was the son of [[Takahashi Shigetane]] and was adopted by [[Tachibana Dosetsu]].  
 +
 
 +
A vassal of the [[Otomo clan|Ôtomo clan]], he fought alongside his father in defending [[Iwaya castle]] against a [[siege of Iwaya|siege]] by [[Shimazu forces]] in [[1586]]. The defense was unsuccessful, and Muneshige's father committed suicide as the castle fell. Later that same year, Muneshige fought to defend [[Tachibana castle]] against the Shimazu; when it became apparent that this castle would fall as well, Muneshige sallied forth from the castle, and inflicted heavy losses on the Shimazu clan.
  
 +
After siding with [[Toyotomi Hideyoshi]] in [[1587]], Tachibana split from the Ôtomo to become a ''daimyô'' in his own right. He was given [[Yanagawa castle]] in [[Chikugo province]] and its surrounding territory (worth some 130,000 ''[[koku]]'') as his fief, and led 2,500 men under the command of [[Kobayakawa Takakage]] in Hideyoshi's first [[Korean Invasions|invasion of Korea]]. In the second invasion of Korea, he was involved in the [[Siege of Ulsan]], where he distinguished himself for bravery. He decided to support [[Ishida Mitsunari]] against [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]] in [[1600]] and took 1,000 men to assist in the [[Siege of Otsu|Siege of Ôtsu castle]] ([[Omi province|Ômi province]]). Though Ôtsu fell, Muneshige was unable to fight at the [[Battle of Sekigahara]] as a result of the siege's duration. Nonetheless, he was deprived of his domains in the aftermath of Mitsunari's defeat. In [[1611]] he was given a 10,000 ''koku'' fief at [[Tanakura han]] ([[Mutsu province]]) and recovered [[Yanagawa han]] as well in [[1620]].
  
Muneshige was the son of [[Takahashi Shigetane]] and was adopted by [[Tachibana Dosetsu]]. He defended [[Tachibana castle]] against the [[Shimazu clan|Shimazu]] in [[1586]] and readily sided with [[Toyotomi Hideyoshi]] in [[1587]] to help defeat them. He was afterwards given [[Yanagawa castle]] in Chikugo province (worth some 120,000 [[koku]]) and led 2,500 men in [[Kobayakawa Takakage|Kobayakawa Takakage's]] command in the [[First Korean Campaign]]. In the [[Second Korean Campaign]] he was involved in the [[Siege of Ulsan]], where he distinguished himself for bravery. He decided to support [[Ishida Mitsunari]] against [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]] in [[1600]] and took 1,000 men to assist in the [[Siege of Otsu|Siege of Ôtsu castle]] ([[Omi province|Ômi province]]). Though Ôtsu fell, Muneshige was unable to fight at the [[Battle of Sekigahara]] as a result of the siege's duration. Nonetheless, he was deprived of his domains in the aftermath of [[Ishida Mitsunari|Mitsunari's]] defeat. In [[1611]] he was given a 20,000 koku fief at [[Tanakura]] ([[Mutsu province]]) and was present at the quelling of the [[Shimabara Rebellion]].
+
Tachibana participated in the suppression of the [[Shimabara Rebellion]] in [[1637]]-[[1638]]. He died in [[1642]].
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{biodict}}
 
{{biodict}}
 +
*"[http://www.shuseikan.jp/word/family36.html Tachibana Muneshige]," ''Satsuma Shimazu-ke no rekishi'', [[Shokoshuseikan|Shôkoshûseikan]] official website.
  
 
[[Category:Samurai]][[Category:Sengoku Period]]
 
[[Category:Samurai]][[Category:Sengoku Period]]

Revision as of 21:36, 15 December 2015

Muneshige's kamon.
  • Born: 1567
  • Died: 1642
  • Titles: Hida no kami
  • Distinction: Ôtomo retainer, Chikugo warlord
  • Other Names: 立花統虎 (Tachibana Munetora)
  • Japanese: 立花 宗茂 (Tachibana Muneshige)

Tachibana Muneshige was the son of Takahashi Shigetane and was adopted by Tachibana Dosetsu.

A vassal of the Ôtomo clan, he fought alongside his father in defending Iwaya castle against a siege by Shimazu forces in 1586. The defense was unsuccessful, and Muneshige's father committed suicide as the castle fell. Later that same year, Muneshige fought to defend Tachibana castle against the Shimazu; when it became apparent that this castle would fall as well, Muneshige sallied forth from the castle, and inflicted heavy losses on the Shimazu clan.

After siding with Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1587, Tachibana split from the Ôtomo to become a daimyô in his own right. He was given Yanagawa castle in Chikugo province and its surrounding territory (worth some 130,000 koku) as his fief, and led 2,500 men under the command of Kobayakawa Takakage in Hideyoshi's first invasion of Korea. In the second invasion of Korea, he was involved in the Siege of Ulsan, where he distinguished himself for bravery. He decided to support Ishida Mitsunari against Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1600 and took 1,000 men to assist in the Siege of Ôtsu castle (Ômi province). Though Ôtsu fell, Muneshige was unable to fight at the Battle of Sekigahara as a result of the siege's duration. Nonetheless, he was deprived of his domains in the aftermath of Mitsunari's defeat. In 1611 he was given a 10,000 koku fief at Tanakura han (Mutsu province) and recovered Yanagawa han as well in 1620.

Tachibana participated in the suppression of the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637-1638. He died in 1642.

References

Personal tools