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Amago Yoshihisa

Amago Yoshihisa (尼子 義久; 1540 - October 14, 1610) was a Japanese warlord.

He was the eldest son of Haruhisa. After his father's sudden death on 1560, he became the head of the clan to continue the fight against the Mori clan. While besieged in Toda Castle , Yoshihisa had a retainer, Moriyama Hisakane executed after fearing a betrayal. This caused most of his remaining troops to desert and on 1566, he surrendered to Mori Motonari. Yoshihisa was granted of a wish to become a monk and was held in captive at Enmeiji . With the head of clan gone, the Amago clan was forced to serve as retainers to other daimyo.

Yoshihisa's monk name is Yurin(友林) and after Mori Terumoto became the head of Mori clan, he became a retainer under Terumoto.

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