The Saitō clan (Japanese: 斎藤氏, Hepburn: Saitō-shi) was a Japanese samurai kin group from Echizen Province.[1]

Saitō clan
斎藤氏
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Home provinceEchizen
Mino
Parent houseFujiwara clan
TitlesVarious
Final rulerSaitō Tatsuoki
Ruled until1564, defeat by Oda Nobunaga

HistoryEdit

The clan claimed descent from Fujiwara Toshihito, of the Hokke branch of the Fujiwara clan.[1]

Saitō Dōsan (1494–1556) was the father-in-law of Oda Nobunaga. Dōsan was attacked by his own son, Saitō Yoshitatsu; and he died in battle.[2]

Saitō Tatsuoki was the son of Yoshitatsu. Tatsuoki was defeated by Oda Nobunaga in 1567; and the clan fell.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). ("Baba"?) Nobiliare du Japon, p. 50 [PDF 54 of 80]; retrieved 2013-4-30.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Saitō Dōsan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 809.

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