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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 3:24 p.m. PST

"Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born in 1536, in Nakamura, Owari Province, Japan. His father was a peasant farmer/part time soldier for the Oda clan. He died in 1543 when the boy was seven years old, and Hideyoshi's mother soon remarried. Her new husband also served Oda Nobuhide, the daimyo of the Owari region.

Hideyoshi was small for his age, skinny, and ugly. His parents sent him to a temple to get an education, but the boy ran away seeking adventure.

In 1551, he joined the service of Matsushita Yukitsuna, a retainer of the powerful Imagawa family in Totomi province. This was unusual since both Hideyoshi's father and his step-father had served the Oda clan…."
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