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Eiroku

Japanese era

Eiroku (永禄) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kōji and before Genki. This period started in February 1558 and ended in April 1570.[1] During this time, the emperor was Ōgimachi-tennō (正親町天皇).[2]

Events of the Eiroku eraEdit

 
Gifu Castle was captured by Oda Nobunaga in the 7th year of Eiroku
  • 1560 (Eiroku 3, 1st month): Ōgimachi was formally established as emperor.[3]
  • 1564 (Eiroku 7): Nobunaga took control of Inabayama Castle (稲葉山城, Inabayama-jō), also known as Gifu Castle.[5]
  • 1568 (Eiroku 11, 9th month): Shogun Yoshihide died from disease.[10]
  • 1569 (Eiroku 12): First Christian church opened in Nagasaki.[11]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiroku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 172.
  2. Nussbaum, "Ōgimachi Tennō," p. 739; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, p. 382-388.
  3. Titsingh, p. 383; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-29.
  4. Nussbaum, "Okehazama Tatakai" at p. 745.
  5. Titsingh, p. 385.
  6. Naracity Tourist Association, World Heritage; retrieved 2011-12-8.
  7. Stead, Alfred. (1906). Great Japan: a Study of National Efficiency, pp. 93-94.
  8. Röpke, Ian Martin. (1999). Historical dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto, p. 204.
  9. Nussbaum, "Namban-ji" in at p. 694.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Titsingh, p. 386.
  11. Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan, "An Overview of the History of the History of the Catholic Church in Japan"; retrieved 2012-4-27.

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Eiroku 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th
1558 1559 1560 1561 1562 1563 1564 1565 1566 1567 1568 1569 1570
Preceded by:
Kōji
Era or nengō:
Eiroku
Succeeded by:
Genki