Portrait o Toyotomi Hideyoshi drawn in 1601
|Imperial Regent o Japan|
|Preceded by||Konoe Sakihisa|
|Succeeded by||Toyotomi Hidetsugu|
|Chancellor o the Realm|
|Preceded by||Fujiwara no Sakihisa|
|Succeeded by||Tokugawa Ieyasu|
|Born||Februar 2, 1536
or Mairch 26, 1537
|Died||September 18, 1598
(aged 61 or 62)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉, Februar 2, 1536 or Mairch 26, 1537 – September 18, 1598) wis a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general an politeecian o the Sengoku period who is regardit as Japan's seicont "great unifier." He succeedit his umwhile liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, an broucht an end tae the Sengoku period. The period o his rule is eften cried the Momoyama period, named efter Hideyoshi's castle. Efter his daith, his young son wis displaced bi Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Hideyoshi is notit for a nummer o cultural legacies, includin the restriction that anly members o the samurai class could bear airms. He financed the construction, restoration an rebiggin o mony temples staundin the day in Kyoto. Hideyoshi played an important role in the history o Christianity in Japan when he ordered the execution bi crucifixion o twenty-sax Christians.