Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

March 17, 1537

Death Date

Sep 18, 1598

Age of Death

61 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Profession

Politician

The politician Toyotomi Hideyoshi died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Warrior and politician of the Japanese Sengoku period who held the offices of Imperial Regent of Japan and Chancellor of the Realm.

He was born a peasant and worked as a humble servant to the Japanese Oda clan. His skill as a warrior and negotiator, however, soon secured him a place among the samurai elite.

His contributions to Japanese society include the institution of a census; class reforms that more strictly divided the peasants from the elite; and the construction of the grand Osaka Castle. He also banned slavery, encouraged Japanese cultural traditions such as the tea ceremony, and set up a Council of Five Elders to provide a governmental system of checks and balances.

He married Sugaihara Yasuko, an aristocrat, in 1561.

He began his political career as a servant to the powerful lord, Oda Nobunaga. Nobunaga, in fact, came up with the nickname of “Kozaru” (“little monkey”) for Hideyoshi.