Miyamoto Musashi

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1584 – 1645

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Who was Miyamoto Musashi?

Miyamoto Musashi, also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

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Born
1584
Japan
Parents
Children
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Lived in
  • Harima Province
Died
Jun 13, 1645
Higo Province

Submitted
on July 23, 2013