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Shingen Takeda
Birth: Nov. 3, 1521
Death: May 13, 1573

Feudal lord and legendary warrior, also known as "Harunobu Takeda" and earned the nickname, "The Tiger of Kai." He was born in Ichimizudaira Castle as the oldest son of Nobutora Takeda as the eldest son of Takeda Nobutora, prince of the Kai province. After succeeding his father, he began an aggressive campaign of conquest of his surrounding areas and subsequently attacked Kenshin Uesugi, lord of Echigo province, and defeated him after a famous series of battles from 1553-1564. He defeated the armies of Nobunaga Oda and Ieyasu Tokugawa at Mitakagahara. but died of illness soon thereafter. The movie "Kagemusha" (1980) by legendary film director Akira Kurosawa was about his last battle and death. A man of great wisdom, Takeda involved economic experts in his governmental decisions and was the first to create a professional army. He also established a judicial system that is still praised today. Some of his divided ashes rest at Koyasan. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
Burial:
Kongobu-ji Temple Group Cemetery Complex
Koyasan
Wakayama, Japan
 
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Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Dec 25, 2003
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Shingen Takeda
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
Rest in peas, great Takeda Shingen, ruler of Kai/
- Daidoji
 Added: Jun. 20, 2012
I light a candle for Shingen Takeda ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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