Shimazu Iehisa

Shimazu Iehisa (島津 家久, 1547 – July 10, 1587) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period, who was a member of the Shimazu clan of Satsuma Province. He was the fourth son of Shimazu Takahisa.[1] He served in a command capacity during his family's campaign to conquer Kyūshū.

Shimazu Iehisa
島津 家久
Lord of Sadowara Castle
In office
Preceded byItō Yoshisuke
Succeeded byShimazu Toyohisa
Personal details
Izaku Castle
Died1587 (aged 39-40)
ChildrenShimazu Toyohisa
Shimazu Tadanao
Shimazu Mitsuhisa
RelativesShimazu Yoshihisa (brother)
Shimazu Toshihisa (brother)
Shimazu Yoshihiro (brother)
Military service
AllegianceMaru juji.svg Shimazu clan
UnitMaru juji.svg Shimazu clan
Battles/warsBattle of Mimigawa (1578)
Siege of Minamata (1581)
Battle of Okitanawate (1584)
Kyūshū campaign (1587)

His sons were Shimazu Toyohisa, Shimazu Tadanao, and Shimazu Mitsuhisa. He was nephew of 'Ten'ei-in' (wife of Tokugawa Ienobu) from his mother side and later he married Kamehime and daughter of Shimazu Yoshitaka, Mitsuhime.

He participated in the Battle of Mimigawa (1578), Siege of Minamata Castle (1582), Battle of Okitanawate (1584), and in 1587 he fought against Toyotomi Hideyoshi forces at Battle of Hetsugigawa and Battle of Takajo.[2] In 1587, he suddenly died at Sadowara castle. There is a theory that he was poisoned when he visited Toyotomi Hidenaga's camp.[1]


  1. ^ a b "島津家久(1)(読み)しまづ いえひさ デジタル版 日本人名大辞典+Plus「島津家久(1)」の解説". kotobank. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  2. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co. p. 238. ISBN 9781854095237.