Takanobu Ryūzōji
Character Information
Clan(s)/Alliance(s): Ryūzōji ClanBronx OutLawz
Weapon Type: Spear, Helmet Splitter
Unit Type: Male Samurai


First Appearance: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Historical Information
Real name: Ryūzōji Takanobu
Japanese name: 龍造寺隆信
Born: March 24, 1529
Died: May 4, 1584

Ryūzōji Takanobu (龍造寺 隆信?, March 24, 1530 – May 4, 1584) was a Japanese daimyo inHizen Province during the Sengoku period.[1]


 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

Takanobu was the eldest son of Ryūzōji Chikaie.[citation needed]


Takanobu became the 19th head of the Ryūzōji clan.[citation needed]

Ryūzōji Takanobu is known for expanding his clan's holdings. He took land from the Shōni clanRyūzōji Masaie (1556–1607) was the son of Takanobu.[2]

In 1584, Ryūzōji retainer Arima Harunobu split from the clan. Seizing upon this opportunity, several of the local small clans in the Shimabara Peninsula also rose up in arms. Takanobu personally led an army of around 60,000 in an effort to stamp out the uprising, but was defeated by the forces of Shimazu Iehisa, with whose clan the Arima had allied themselves. Takanobu himself was killed by Kawakami Tadakata, a Shimazu retainer..

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