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Satake Yoshishige

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Satake Yoshishige

Satake Yoshishige (佐竹 義重, March 7, 1547 – May 19, 1612) was a Japanese daimyo of the Sengoku period. He was the 18th generation head of the Satake clan. He was renowned for his ferocity in battle; he was also known by the nickname of "Ogre Yoshishige" (鬼義重 Oni Yoshishige). He often fought against the Late Hōjō clan, who were extending their power into southern Hitachi.[1] One such encounter was the Battle of Numajiri, where 20,000 men under Yoshishige fought 80,000 Hojo troops.[1] The Satake won, due in part to the use of over 8600 matchlock rifles by their troops.[1]


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