Nobutatsu was a brother of Takeda Shingen, though he had a different mother then his elder brothers. He held Ueno castle and served in a number of Shingen's battles, including Mikatagahara, and took part in the fighting at Nagashino in 1575 under his nephew Katsuyori. In 1582 he was captured by the Tokugawa and was put to death along with his son Nobunari. Nobutatsu is said to have been a man of culture and possessed some skill in diplomacy.
- Initial text from Samurai-Archives.com FWSeal & CEWest, 2005