Medieval Japan: Strong Leaders
As mentioned in the lecture video, Growth in a Military Society, strong leaders such as Nobunaga and Tokugawa unifed Japan. Learn more about these strong leaders and what they did to unify Japan by reading the information below.
For extra credit, compare and contrast Nobunaga and Tokugawa in one or more paragraph and submit your response in the form below. Due on the day student takes medieval Japanese exam.
Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長 June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582) was a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. Son of Oda Nobuhide, a minor warlord with meager land holdings in Owari province, Nobunaga lived a life of continuous military conquest to eventually conquer most of Japan before his untimely death in 1582...read more
Tokugawa Ieayasu (1542 - 1616) One of the most significant figures in Japanese history. Ieyasu was a warrior, statesman, and founder of the Tokugawa dynasty of shoguns...read more