Sakuma Morishige

Sakuma Morishige

(d.1560) was a Japanese samurai who served Oda Nobunaga.

In the year of 1560 during the Imagawa invasion of Owari (Battle of Okehazama), Morishige was appointed to the defence of Marune Fortress against the attack by Matsudaira Motoyasu, who later named himself Tokugawa Ieyasu. He could not withstand the violent attack of Matsudaira, who is told to have used guns effectively, and the fortress fell in to the hands of Matsudaira.

Search another word or see Sakuma Morishigeon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature