Toyotomi Hideyoshi Timeline

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  • 1581
    The first version of Himeji Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
  • 1582 - 1598
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi is the military leader of Japan.
  • 1582 - 1598
    Oda Nobunaga and his successor Toyotomi Hideyoshi conduct an extensive land ownership survey across Japan.
  • 1586
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the huge Osaka castle.
  • 1587
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi passes his first edict to banish Christian missionaries from Japan.
  • 1588
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi prohibits commoners from carrying weapons, including swords.
  • 1591
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the massive Odoi ("Great rampart") fortification wall around Heiankyo (Kyoto).
  • 1591
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi redefines the class system of Japan.
  • 1592
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi sends an army to invade Korea. It is not successful.
  • 1594
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the Fushimi Castle outside Heiankyo (Kyoto).
  • 1597
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi passes his second edict to remove Christian missionaries from Japan and executes 26 Christians in Nagasaki.
  • 1597
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi sends a second army to invade Korea. It is not successful.
  • 18 Sep 1598
    Death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the military leader of Japan.