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Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 290: attempt to index local 'data_module' (a boolean value). or "Warring States period" in Japanese history was a time in which there was little social or political stability. There was nearly constant military conflict which started in the middle of the 15th century and ended at the end of the 16th century.[1]

The name "Sengoku" was adopted by Japanese historians. The Sengoku period in Japan mirrors the Warring States period in Chinese history.[2]

The Sengoku period would precede a process of unification and the end of Japan's medieval period.[1]

Important people during the Sengoku period

Three important and powerful daimyo were Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. These three leaders did the most to bring Japan together as one country. Other important leaders include Date Masamune and Akechi Mitsuhide.

Related pages


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sengoku-jidai" in Japan encyclopedia, pp. 841-842.
  2. Jansen, Marius B. (2002). The Making of Modern Japan, p. 5.

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