Northern Court

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The Northern Court (北朝 hokuchō?) in Japan was a set of six pretenders to the throne of Japan during the Nanboku-chō period from 1336 through 1392.[1]

List of pretenders[change | change source]

After 1392, Go-Komatsu was the 100th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession..[1]

List of pretender-created eras[change | change source]

During the Nanboku-chō period, the Northern Court pretenders recognized 19 Japanese era names (年号, nengō, lit. year names), including

  1. Gentoku, 1329–1332
  2. Shōkyō, 1332–1334
  3. Kemmu, 1334–1338
  4. Ryakuō, 1338–1342
  5. Kōei, 1342–1345
  6. Jōwa, 1345–1350
  7. Kannō, 1350–1352
  8. Bunna, 1352–1356
  9. Enbun, 1356–1361
  10. Kōan, 1361–1362
  11. Jōji, 1362–1368
  12. Ōan, 1368–1375
  13. Eiwa, 1375–1379
  14. Kōryaku, 1379–1381
  15. Eitoku, 1381–1384
  16. Shitoku, 1384–1387
  17. Kakei, 1387–1389
  18. Kōō, 1389–1390
  19. Meitoku, 1390–1394

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). "Hokuchō," Japan Encyclopedia, p. 344.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōgon Tennō" at p. 543.
  3. Nussbaum, "Kōmyō Tennō" at p. 555.
  4. Nussbaum, "Sukō Tennō" at p. 911.
  5. Nussbaum, "Go-Kōgon Tennō" at p. 255.
  6. Nussbaum, "Go-En'yu Tennō" at p. 251.
  7. Nussbaum, "Go-Kōmatsu Tennō" at p. 255.

Other websites[change | change source]

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