Mori Yoshinari

Mori Yoshinari (森 可成, 1523 – October 19, 1570) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period and the head of the Mori clan family, who served the Saitō clan. The Saitō were the lords of Mino province. He defected towards the Oda Nobunaga for unknown reasons.

Mori Yoshinari
森 可成
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Mori Yoshinari
Head of Mori clan
In office
?–1570
Preceded bynot recorded
Succeeded byMori Nagayoshi
Lord of Usayama Castle
In office
1570–1570
Succeeded byAkechi Mitsuhide
Personal details
Born1523
DiedOctober 19, 1570
Battle of Anegawa, Omi Province
ChildrenMori Nagayoshi
Mori Ranmaru
Mori Bōmaru
Mori Rikimaru
Mori Tadamasa
Military service
Allegiance家徽.jpg Saitō clan
Mon-Oda.png Oda clan
UnitJapanese crest Turu no maru(White background).svg Mori clan
Battles/warsBattle of Kanōguchi
Battle of Ino
Siege of Inabayama
Attack on Shōryūji Castle
Battle of Anegawa

Military lifeEdit

In 1547, he fought at Battle of Kanōguchi against Oda clan under Saitō Dōsan.

In 1555, Yoshinari and his family became retainers of Oda Nobunaga. He fought in the Battle of Ino against Oda Nobuyuki.

In 1567, he was helping Oda Nobunaga to overthrow the Saitō clan at Siege of Inabayama Castle against Saitō Tatsuoki.

In late 1568, Yoshinari joined Shibata Katsuie, Hachiya Yoritaka, Hosokawa Fujitaka and Sakai Masahisa in attacking Iwanari Tomomichi at Shōryūji Castle.

In 1570, Yoshinari fought in the Battle of Anegawa against Asakura clan and Azai clan.

DeathEdit

Yoshinari died fighting against the Azai and Asakura clan near Ōtsu in the part of Battle of Anegawa in 1570. Yoshinari was the father of the Oda's samurai Mori Nagayoshi and Mori Ranmaru. After Yoshinari died, Mori Nagayoshi took over the leadership of the clan, but he later died in the Battle of Nagakute in 1584.

 
Grave of Mori Yoshinari

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