Ikeda Tsuneoki

Ikeda Tsuneoki (池田 恒興, 1536 – May 18, 1584), also known as Ikeda Nobuteru (池田 信輝), was an Ikeda clan daimyō and military commander under Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period and Azuchi–Momoyama periods of 16th-century Japan. He was a retainer of the famous warlords Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In his early years, he served Nobunaga, since his mother was a foster mother of Nobunaga.

Ikeda Nobuteru
池田 恒興
Ikeda Tsuneoki.jpg
Ikeda Nobuteru
Owari Province
DiedMay 18, 1584
(age 48)
Nagakute, Aichi
AllegianceMon-Oda.png Oda clan
Goshichi no kiri inverted.svg Toyotomi clan
UnitJapanese Crest Bizenn Chou.svg Mino-Ikeda family
Battles/warsBattle of Ino
Battle of Okehazama
Siege of Inabayama
Battle of Anegawa
Battle of Nagashino
Battle of Tedorigawa
Battle of Yamazaki
Battle of Komaki and Nagakute
RelationsMori Nagayoshi (son in law)

Early lifeEdit

His childhood name was Katsusaburō (勝三郎). His father was Ikeda Toshitsune, who served Oda Nobuhide and His mother, Yotokuin was Oda Nobunaga's wet-nurse. There are various theories as to his birthplace (including Owari, Mino, Settsu and Ōmi provinces). He was one of the four karō at Kiyosu Castle. His official position was Kii-no-kami (紀伊守), or "Governor of Kii Province". His courtesy name was Shōzaburō (勝三郎). He later became a priest, and referred to himself as Shōnyū (勝入).

Military lifeEdit

In 1557, he took Suemori Castle and killed Oda Nobuyuki, who was guilty of treason against his brother Oda Nobunaga.[1]

In 1560, he fought in the Battle of Okehazama against the Imagawa clan.

In 1567, he participated at Siege of Inabayama Castle against the Saito clan in the first division of Oda Nobunaga's forces along with Shibata Katsuie.

In 1570, he was active in the Battle of Anegawa against Azai-Asakura clan.

In 1575 he took part in various battles, such as the Battle of Nagashino against the Takeda clan.

In 1577, he took part in the Battle of Tedorigawa against the Uesugi clan.

In 1580, he beat Araki Murashige, who locked himself in Hanakuma Castle and was given Murashige's domain.

In 1582, he took part in Hashiba Hideyoshi's force at the Battle of Yamazaki after the Incident at Honnō-ji, helping defeat Akechi Mitsuhide.[1]: 277  He also took part in the meeting in Kiyosu Castle.

In 1583, he was given 130,000 koku in Mino Province, and became the lord of Ōgaki Castle.

In 1584, he took part in the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute on the side of Hideyoshi. He captured Inuyama Castle on his first assault.


Grave of Ikeda Tsuneoki in Ikeda Gifu

In May 1584, during Battle of Komaki and Nagakute, Tsuneoki and his eldest son, Ikeda Motosuke, died in the battle at Nagakute,.[1]: 43  His daughter, Ikeda Sen, and his son, Ikeda Terumasa, survived the battle. Ikeda Terumasa succeeded him as the leader of the Ikeda clan.


  • Father: Ikeda Tsunetoshi (d. 1538)
  • Mother: Yotokuin (1515–1608)
  • Wife: Zen'ōin
  • Concubines
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  1. ^ a b c Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co. p. 69. ISBN 9781854095237.


  1. ^ Berry, Mary Elizabeth (1989). Hideyoshi. ISBN 9780674390263. Retrieved 12 August 2017.