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Maeda Toshiie

Maeda Toshiie
Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 15, 1539
Place of birthArako, Japan
Date of deathApril 27, 1599(age 60)
NationalityJapanese
SpouseMaeda Matsu
Lord of Kaga
In office1583 - 1599
Succeeded byMaeda Toshinaga
Preceded bynone

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|} was one of the leading generals of Oda Nobunaga following the Sengoku period of the 16th century extending to the Azuchi-Momoyama period. His father was Maeda Toshimasa. He was the fourth of seven brothers. His childhood name was "Inuchiyo" (犬千代). His preferred weapon was a yari and he was known as "Yari no Mataza" (槍の又左), Matazaemon (又左衛門) being his common name. The highest rank from the court that he received is the Great Counselor Dainagon (大納言).


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