Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period

Here is a profile list of some of the important samurai of the Sengoku era. You will find their portrait, name and rank as well as the crest of their clan.

So, who is your favorite amongst all of them?

Akechi Mitsuhide p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Akechi Mitsuhide
Name (kanji): 明智 光秀
Born: March 10, 1528
Died: July 17, 1582
Clan: Akechi
Clan Crest: Toki Kikyō
Rank: General
Akechi Clan Crest Tokikikyo s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Chousokabe Motochika p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Chōsokabe Motochika
Name (kanji): 長宗我部 元親
Born: 1539
Died: July 11, 1599
Clan: Chosokabe
Rank: Daimyo
Chosakabe Clan Crest Nanatsukatabami s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Date Masamune p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Date Masamune
Name (kanji): 伊達 政宗
Nickname: One-Eyed Dragon
Born: September 5, 1567
Died: June 27, 1636
Clan: Date
Clan Crest: Take ni Suzume
Rank: Daimyo
Date Clan Crest Take ni Suzume s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Honda Tadakatu p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Honda Tadakatsu
Name (kanji): 本多 忠勝
Born: March 17, 1548
Died: December 3, 1610
Clan: Honda
Clan Crest: Tachi Aoi
Rank: General, Daimyo
Honda Clan Crest Tachi Aoi s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Ishida Mitsunari p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Ishida Mitsunari
Name (kanji): 石田 三成
Born: 1559
Died: November 6, 1600
Clan: Ishida
Clan Crest: Dai-ichi Dai-man Dai-kichi
Rank: Daimyo
Ishida Clan Crest Daiichi Daiman Daikichi s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Maeda Keiji p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Maeda Keiji
Name (kanji): 前田 慶次
Born: 1543
Died: June 4, 1612
Clan: Maeda
Clan: Kaga Umebachi
Rank: Samurai
Maeda Clan Crest Kaga Umebachi s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Matsunaga Hisahide p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Matsunaga Hisahide
Name (kanji): 松永 久秀
Born: 1510
Died: November 19, 1577
Clan: Matsunaga
Clan Crest: Ivy
Rank: Daimyo
Matsunaga Clan Crest Tuta s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Miyamoto Musashi p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Miyamoto Musashi
Name (kanji): 宮本 武蔵
Born: 1584
Died: June 13, 1645
Rank: Rōnin
Motonari Mouri p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Mōri Motonari
Name (kanji): 毛利 元就
Born: April 16, 1497
Died: July 6, 1571
Clan: Mōri
Clan Crest: Ichimonji Mitsuboshi
Rank: Daimyo
Mouri Crest Clan Ichimonji Mitsuboshi s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Oda Nobunaga p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Oda Nobunaga
Name (kanji): 織田 信長
Born: June 23, 1534
Died: June 21, 1582
Clan: Oda
Clan Crest: Oda Mokkou
Rank: Daimyo
Oda Clan Crest Mokkou s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Outani Yoshitsugu p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Ōtani Yoshitsugu
Name (kanji): 大谷 吉継
Born: 1558
Died: October 21, 1600
Clan: Ōtani
Clan Crest: Crane
Rank: Samurai, Gyōbu-shōyū
Outani Clan Crest Crane s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Sanada Yukimura p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Sanada Yukimura
Name (kanji): 真田 幸村
Nickname: Crimson Demon of War
Born: 1957
Died: June 3, 1615
Clan: Sanada
Clan Crest: Rokumonsen
Rank: General
Sanada Clan Crest Rokumonsen s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Sasaki kojiro p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Sasaki Kojirō
Name (kanji): 佐々木 小次郎
Born: 1585
Died: April 13, 1612
Clan Crest: Yotsumeyui
Rank: Master swordsman
Sasaki Clan Crest Yotsumeyui s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Takeda Shingen p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Takeda Shingen
Name (kanji): 武田 信玄
Nickname: Tiger of Kai
Born: December 1, 1521
Died: May 13, 1573
Clan: Takeda
Clan Crest: Four diamonds
Rank: Daimyo
Takeda Clan Crest s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Takenaka Shigeharu p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Takenaka Shigeharu
Name (kanji): 竹中 重治
Born: September 27, 1544
Died: July 6, 1579
Clan: Takenaka
Rank: Samurai
Takenaka Clan Crest s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Tokugawa Ieyasu p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Name (kanji): 徳川 家康
Born: January 31, 1543
Died: June 1, 1616
Clan: Tokugawa
Rank: Daimyo, Shogun
Tokugawa Clan Crest s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Toyotomi Hideyoshi p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Name (kanji): 豊臣 秀吉
Born: February 2, 1536
Died: March 26, 1537
Clan: Toyotomi
Clan Crest: Goshichi no Kiri
Rank: Daimyo
Toyotomi Clan Crest Goshichi no kir si Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period
Uesugi Kenshin p Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period Name: Uesugi Kenshin
Name (kanji): 上杉 謙信
Nickname: Dragon of Echigo, God of War
Born: February 18, 1530
Died: April 19, 1578
Clan: Uesugi
Rank: Daimyo
Uesugi Clan Crest s Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period

crests all Profiles of Famous Samurai of the Sengoku Period

Samurai family crests

Images sources:
・Chōsokabe clan crest: 百楽兎, Wikimedia Commons
・Date clan crest: Ash_Crow, Wikimedia Commons
・Honda clan crest: Mukai, Wikimedia Commons
・Ishida clan crest: Mukai, Wikimedia Commons
・Maeda clan crest: Mukai, Wikimedia Commons
・Matsunaga clan crest: Mukai, Wikimedia Commons
・Mōri clan crest: 百楽兎, Wikimedia Commons
・Oda clan crest: Gilyellows, Wikimedia Commons
・Ōtani clan crest: photoshop ce, Wikimedia Commons
・Takeda clan crest: Ash_Crow, Wikimedia Commons
・Uesugi clan crest: Mukai, Wikimedia Commons

  • past

    nice info

  • Maurizio Recla

    Queste sono notizie molto interessanti per cultori della storia nipponica come me. Taihen omoshiroi desune!

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      Glad to hear that :)