Toyotomi Hideyoshi (?? ??/?? ??, March 17, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier".
He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Sengoku period.
The period of his rule is often called the Momoyama period, named after Hideyoshi's castle.
After his death, his young son Hideyori was displaced by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Hideyoshi left an influential and lasting legacy, including the restriction on the possession of weapons by the samurai, the construction and restoration of many temples, some of which are still visible in Kyoto, and the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598).