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Kobayakawa Hidekane (小早川秀包, 1567 – April 24, 1601) was a Japanese samurai, the ninth son of Mōri Motonari. His mother was Motonari's concubine, Nomi no Ōkata (乃美の方). Originally he was named Mototsuna and given to Ōta Hidetsuna but later his childless half-brother Kobayakawa Takakage took him as his adopted son. After this he changed his name to Motofusa. When he became one of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's hostages for some years and granted to use a kanji from Hideyoshi's name, he changed his name again to Hidekane. He married Ōtomo Sōrin's daughter Maxentia (Katsurahime) and converted to Catholic Christianity with the baptized name Simao Findenao (シマオ・フィンデナオ).
|Died||April 24, 1601 (aged 33 or 34)|
|Allegiance|| Mōri clan|
Chikugo no Kami (筑後守)
Grand Chamberlain (侍従)
|Battles/wars||Battle of Sekigahara (1600)|
|Relations||Father: Mōri Motonari|
Mother: Nomi no Ōkata
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