|Province of Kiyohide in blue near center|
Parents: Nakagawa Shigekiyo
Date of Birth: 1542
Reign: 1570s – 1583
Summary: During his early years, Kiyohide served the powerful Ikeda clan of the Settsu Province in Japan. His daimyoate became independent in the 1570s alongside Araki Murashige and Takayama Ukon, but all three surrendered to Oda Nobunaga when he marched on Kyoto in 1560. They became loyal followers of Nobunaga and fought for him in numerous conflicts until Nobunaga's death in 1582. In 1578, Kiyohide briefly turned against Nobunaga and joined forces with Murashige to proclaim independence for their daimyoates once gain. Nobunaga spared no time to suppress the revolt and Kiyohide quickly surrendered and turned on his former ally Murashige. Kiyohide then joined Nobunaga in his unification wars against the remaining independent daimyos. When Nobunaga died, Kiyohide joined the side of Toyotomi Hideyoshi against Tokugawa Ieyasu and participated at the Battle of Yamazaki. In 1583, he was in the front lines of the Battle of Shizugatake and died in the battle. His second son, Hdenari, became the leader of the Oka clan in the Bungo Province, a line that continued until the Meiji Reformation.
Date of Death: 6 June 1583
Other Monarch Deaths:
Go-En'yu, emperor of Japan (1393)