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Chōryaku (長暦) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōgen and before Chōkyū. This period spanned the years from April 1037 through 1040. The reigning emperor was Go-Suzaku-tennō (後朱雀天皇).

Events of the Chōryaku era

  • 1037 (Chōryaku 1, 2nd day of the 7th month): The eldest son of Emperor Go-Suzaku (Prince Chikihito, who was would become Emperor Go-Reizei) has his coming of age ceremony.
  • 1037 (Chōryaku 1, 17th day of the 8th month): Go-Suzaku formally names Chikihito as his heir and Crown Prince.
  • 1038 (Chōryaku 2, 1st day of the 9th month): Fujiwara no Chikaie was killed by a servant during an attempted robbery; and all the greats of the Fujiwara went into mourning.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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