Miyoshi Nagayoshi

Miyoshi Nagayoshi (三好 長慶, March 10, 1522 – August 10, 1564), eldest son of Miyoshi Motonaga, was a Japanese samurai and powerful daimyō who ruled seven provinces of Kansai.[1]

Miyoshi Nagayoshi
三好 長慶
三好長慶.jpg
Portrait of Miyoshi Nagayoshi
Head of Miyoshi clan
In office
1549–1564
Succeeded byMiyoshi Yoshitsugu
Personal details
BornMarch 10, 1522
Yamashiro Province, Japan
DiedAugust 10, 1564(1564-08-10) (aged 42)
Kawachi Province, Japan
SpouseHatano Tanemichi's daughter
RelationsMiyoshi Yoshikata (brother)
Atagi Fuyuyasu (brother)
Sogō Kazumasa (brother)
Miyoshi Yoshitsugu (adopted son)
ChildrenMiyoshi Yoshioki
Parents
  • Miyoshi Motonaga (father)
  • Unknown (mother)
Military service
AllegianceJapanese crest Sanngai Hisi ni itutu Kuginuki.svg Miyoshi clan
RankDaimyo (Lord)
Battles/wars

Nagayoshi held the court titles of Shūri-dayū (修理太夫) and Chikuzen no Kami (筑前守), and was also known by the more Sinic reading of his name: Chōkei (長慶). During his tenure, the Miyoshi clan would experience a great rise of power, and engage in a protracted military campaign against its rivals, the Rokkaku and the Hosokawa.[2] Nagayoshi defeated Ashikaga Yoshiteru and banished him from Kyoto in 1555.[1]

Following his death, Nagayoshi was succeeded by his adopted son, Yoshitsugu (the son of Sogō Kazunari, his younger brother). Nagayoshi died in Iimoriyama Castle in 1564.[3]

FamilyEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Miyoshi Nagayoshi 『三好長慶』 人物文庫 (学陽書房2010) Tokunaga Shinichirō ISBN 4313752609
  • Miyoshi Nagayoshi 『三好長慶:諸人之を仰ぐこと北斗泰山』 (ミネルヴァ日本評伝選) Amano Tadayuki (ミネルヴァ書房 2014) ISBN 4623070727
  • Iimoriyama jo to Miyoshi Nagayoshi(Iimoriyama Castle and Miyoshi Nagayoshi) 『飯盛山城と三好長慶』 仁木宏,中井均,中西裕樹 (戎光祥出版 2015) ISBN 4864031770

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "朝日日本歴史人物事典「三好長慶」の解説". Kotobank. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  2. ^ "飯盛山城" (in Japanese). 大東市. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ 飯盛山城と三好長慶 仁木宏,中井均,中西裕樹 NPO法人摂河泉地域文化研究所 P.56