Oda Nobunaga Timeline

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  • 1534
    Oda Nobunaga is born in Owari Province, Japan.
  • 1549
    Oda Nobunaga adds a specialist corps of 500 musketeers to his army.
  • 1551
    Oda Nobunaga becomes the lord of Nagoya castle, Japan.
  • 1554
    Oda Nobunaga captures Muraki castle after a siege.
  • 1555
    Oda Nobunaga razes the town of Kiyosu, Japan.
  • 1557
    Oda Nobunaga murders his own brother.
  • 1559
    Oda Nobunaga captures and obliterates the fortress of Iwakura, Japan.
  • 1560
    Oda Nobunaga defeats the warlord of Mikawa, Imagawa Yoshimoto, at the Battle of Okehazama.
  • 1568 - 1582
    Oda Nobunaga seizes Heiankyo (Kyoto) and is the dominant military leader in central Japan.
  • 1571
    Oda Nobunaga attacks the Buddhist Enryakuji monastic complex near Kyoto.
  • 1573
    Oda Nobunaga exiles the last Ashikaga shogun, Yoshiaki.
  • 1575
    Oda Nobunaga wins the Battle of Nagashino.
  • 1576
    Oda Nobunaga instigates a 'sword hunt' to confiscate all weapons from the Japanese peasantry.
  • 1579
    Oda Nobunaga establishes a new headquarters at Azuchi castle.
  • 1580
    Oda Nobunaga attacks the Buddhist temple-fortress of Ishiyama Honganji in Osaka using ship-mounted cannons.
  • 1582 - 1598
    Oda Nobunaga and his successor Toyotomi Hideyoshi conduct an extensive land ownership survey across Japan.
  • 21 Jun 1582
    Death of Oda Nobunaga.