Sanada Yukitaka

Sanada Yukitaka (真田 幸隆, c. 1512 – June 8, 1574) was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He is known as one of the "Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen".[1] He was the father of Sanada Nobutsuna and Sanada Masayuki and grandfather of the legendary samurai warrior Sanada Yukimura of whom served Toyotomi clan.

Sanada Yukitaka
真田 幸隆
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Sanada Yukitaka
Head of Sanada clan
Preceded bySanada Yukiyoshi
Succeeded bySanada Nobutsuna
Personal details
Bornc. 1512
DiedJune 8, 1574(1574-06-08) (aged 61–62)
SpouseKyō'un-in
ChildrenSanada Nobutsuna
Sanada Masateru
Sanada Masayuki
Military service
AllegianceTakeda mon.svg Takeda clan
UnitJapanese Crest rokumonsen.svg Sanada clan
Battles/warsBattle of Odaihara
Siege of Toishi
Battles of Kawanakajima
Siege of Odawara
Battle of Mikatagahara

Yukitaka was one of three "Danjo" generals to be named Danjōchū (Danjō stands for a formal title, Danjōchū; 弾正忠) by Shingen, along with Kōsaka Masanobu and Hoshina Masatoshi. Sanada clan lost his territory after being defeated by Murakami Yoshikiyo in the Battle of Unno Daira in 1541.[2] A few years later, he became a vassal of Shingen Takeda.[2]

Under Takeda Shingen, Sanada Yukitaka participated in the Battle of Odaihara in 1546 [3] and the sieges of Toishi in 1550 and 1551,[4] After the Battle of Toishi, Yukitaka and Sanada clan restored their old territory.[2]

Throughout his life, Yukitaka contributed to the expansion of the domain of the Takeda clan.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Internet Movie Database (IMDb), "Shingen Takeda (Character) from Kagemusha (1980); retrieved 2013-5-17.
  2. ^ a b c d "朝日日本歴史人物事典「真田幸隆」の解説". kotobank. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  3. ^ [1] – Sanada Clan Timeline
  4. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 212. ISBN 1854095234.

Further readingEdit

  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co.

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