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Gentoku (元徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) after Karyaku.[1]

Gentoku was a nengō of the Northern Court during the pre-Nanboku-chō period after Karyaku and before Shōkyō. This period started in August 1329[1] and ended in April 1332.[2]

In the Southern Court, but Gentoku lasted until only August 1331 when Genkō started.[3] After 1331, the pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōgon (光厳天皇, Kōgon-tennō).[4] Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇, Go-Diago-tennō).[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Gentoku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 507.
  2. Nussbaum, "Shokei (or Shōkyō)" at p. 883.
  3. Nussbaum, "Genkō" at p. 238.
  4. Nussbaum, "Kōgon Tennō" at p. 543.
  5. Nussbaum, "Go-Daigo Tennō" at p. 251.
  6. McCullough, Helen Craig. (2004). The Taiheiki, p.28.

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