Naoe Kanetsugu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Naoe Kanetsugu

Japanese samurai

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1560

Place of Birth: Echigo Province, Japan

Date of Death: 23-Jan-1620

Profession: samurai

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Naoe Kanetsugu

  • Naoe Kanetsugu (?? ??, 1559 – January 23, 1620) was a Japanese samurai of the 16th–17th centuries.
  • The eldest son of Higuchi Kanetoyo, Kanetsugu was famed for his service to two generations of the Uesugi daimyos.
  • He was also known by his court title, Yamashiro no Kami (???) or his childhood name, Higuchi Kanetsugu (?? ??). Kanetsugu served first as a kosho (??) to Uesugi Kenshin.
  • After Kenshin had died, he served Kagekatsu, the adopted son of Kenshin.
  • Kanetsugu's brother, Okuni Sanehiro, was also a famous Uesugi retainer.

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