Uesugi Kenshin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Uesugi Kenshin

Japanese daimyo

Date of Birth: 18-Feb-1530

Place of Birth: Echigo Province, Japan

Date of Death: 19-Apr-1578

Profession: samurai, daimyo

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Uesugi Kenshin

  • Uesugi Kenshin (?? ??, February 18, 1530 – April 19, 1578) was a daimyo who was born as Nagao Kagetora, and after the adoption into the Uesugi clan, ruled Echigo Province in the Sengoku period of Japan.
  • He was one of the most powerful daimyos of the Sengoku period.
  • While chiefly remembered for his prowess on the battlefield, Kenshin is also regarded as an extremely skillful administrator who fostered the growth of local industries and trade; his rule saw a marked rise in the standard of living of Echigo.Kenshin is famed for his honourable conduct, his military expertise, a long-standing rivalry with Takeda Shingen, his numerous campaigns to restore order in the Kanto region as the Kanto Kanrei, and his belief in the Buddhist god of war—Bishamonten.
  • In fact, many of his followers and others believed him to be the Avatar of Bishamonten, and called Kenshin "God of War".
  • Protagonist of various theories based on old reports and descriptions, according to some historians, writers and scholars, is believed that Kenshin was in fact a woman.
  • However, despite having the questionable gender, Kenshin is treated as a man.

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