Extract from wikipedia (being lazy)
Okita Sōji (沖田 総司
, (1842 or 1844 - July 19, 1868) was the captain of the first unit of the Shinsengumi, a special police force in Kyoto during the late shogunate period. He was a well-known genius swordsman, being one of the best swordsmen of the Shinsengumi, along with Saito Hajime and Nagakura Shinpachi.
The first historial character I for my 100 swords project.
And this is where i get my online identity "Okita" from.
Tried to go a bit more rough on this one