An'ei facts for kids
An'ei (安永code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Meiwa and before Tenmei. This period started in November 1772 and ended in March 1781. During this time, the emperors were Go-Momozono-tennō (後桃園天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
The nengō An'ei means "Eternal Tranquility" or "Peaceful and Long".
Events of the An'ei era
- 1774 (An'ei 3): Kaitai shinsho, the first complete Japanese translation of a Western medical work, is published by Sugita Gempaku and Maeno Ryotaku.
- 1775 (An'ei 4): Epidemic diseases spread in the Japanese population and 190,000 died in Edo.
- 1775 (An'ei 4): Carl Peter Thunberg arrived at Dutch East India Company outpost or "factory" in Nagasaki.
- 1778 (An'ei 7): Flooding at Kyoto.
- 1778 (An'ei 7): Volcanic island of Sakurajima erupted near Kagoshima and 16,000 were killed.
- 12 June 1779 (An'ei 8, 28th day of the 4th month): Former-Emperor Go-Momozono died.
- 1779 (An'ei 8): Isaac Titsingh arrived at Dejima.
- 1780: After the death of Empress Go-Momozono, the succession (senso) passed to Emperor Kōkaku; and his role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 1780 (An'ei 9): Heavy rains and flooding in the Kantō.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" – historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- National Archives of Japan: Hinozenshu sanbutsu zuko, scroll showing illustrated inventory of industries in Hizen, An'ei 2 (1773)
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