Toyotomi Hideyoshi By Aleem123 Period: 1536 to Sep 18, 1598 Lifetime Mar 17, 1537 Birth of Toyotomi Hideyoshi Born to be a military leader, Toyotomi Hideyoshi was raised in the neighborhood of Nakamura in the region of Owari as the son of Yaemon, a foot soldier yet a peasant. 1586 Construction of the Osaka Castle Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the huge Osaka castle. 1587 Banishment of Christian Missionaries from Japan Toyotomi Hideyoshi passes his first edict to banish Christian missionaries from Japan. 1590 Unification of Japan Through military and political means, he finished the task of unifying Japan by 1590, establishing his headquarters in Osaka. 1591 Redefinition of Class System Hideyoshi redefines the class system of Japan with different levels for a warrior (shi), farmer (no), artisan (ko), and merchant (sho). 1594 Construction of Fushimi Castle Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the Fushimi Castle outside Heiankyo (Kyoto). Sep 18, 1598 Death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most extraordinary famous samurai in Japan, died in September 1598, when his troops were still in Korea.