Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami)

鈴木重辰 (日向守)

Mikawa-Suzuki

Lord of Terabe Castle

Mikawa Province

Lifespan:  Unknown to Eiroku 1 (1558)

Other Names:  Hyūga-no-kami, Minbu

Rank:  lord of Terabe Castle

Clan:  Mikawa-Suzuki

Lord:  Imagawa clan → Oda Nobunaga

Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami) was an individual who lived during the Sengoku period.  He served as the lord of Terabe Castle in Mikawa Province.

In 1558, Shigetatsu abandoned the Imagawa family and, together with Miyake Takakiyo, the lord of Hirose Castle, sided with Oda Nobunaga.  On 2/5 of Eiroku 1 (1558), Matsudaira Motoyasu (later known as Tokugawa Ieyasu) attacked Shigetatsu at Terabe Castle on the grounds of Shigetatsu’s betrayal of the Imagawa. This was Motoyasu’s first experience in battle.  Matsudaira Shigeyoshi joined in the assault.

During this event known as the Siege of Terabe Castle, Shigetatsu was killed in action.

Anecdote

Shigetatsu taught military strategy to Yamamoto Kansuke, a retainer of the Kai-Takeda clan.