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Akechi Mitsutada

Akechi Mitsutada (明智 光忠, 1540 – July 4, 1582) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period who served the Akechi clan. He was a cousin of his lord, Akechi Mitsuhide.

Control over the Yakami Castle passed into Akechi's hands when the Hatano clan was obliterated in 1577.[1] Akechi served under Mitsuhide during the Incident at Honnō-ji in 1582. He went on a mission for Mitsuhide to kill Oda Nobutada, the heir to Oda Nobunaga. He was shot during this attempt. He recuperated in a nearby temple. But he later committed suicide upon hearing of Mitsuhide's death in the Battle of Yamazaki.

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