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Shimazu Katsuhisa

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Grave of Shimazu Katsuhisa at Fukushô-ji in Kagoshima

Shimazu Katsuhisa was the 14th head of the Shimazu clan. The third son of Shimazu Tadamasa, he succeeded his elder brother Shimazu Tadataka to become head of the clan in 1519.

Katsuhisa fled Kagoshima after Shimazu Sanehisa rebelled in 1526. He adopted Shimazu Takahisa and supported him in his later years but when the two came at odds Katsuhisa was banished and spent the rest of his life wandering from place to place on Kyushu.

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