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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. During this time, the emperor was Ōgimachi-tennō (正親町天皇).

Events of the Eiroku era

Gifu Castle was captured by Oda Nobunaga in the 7th year of Eiroku
  • 1560 (Eiroku 3, 1st month): Ōgimachi was formally established as emperor.
  • 12 June 1560 (Eiroku 3, 19th day of the 5th month): at the Battle of Okehazama, the forces of Imagawa Yoshimoto were defeated by Oda Nobunaga.
  • 1564 (Eiroku 7): Nobunaga took control of Inabayama Castle (稲葉山城, Inabayama-jō), also known as Gifu Castle.
  • 1567 (Eiroku 10): Todai-ji burned in battle led by Matsunaga Hisahide.
  • 1568 (Eiroku 11): Oda Nobunaga gives land in Heian-kyō for building a Christian church which was first called Eiroku-ji then called Namban-ji.
  • 1568 (Eiroku 11, 2nd month): Ashikaga Yoshihide became shogun.
  • 1568 (Eiroku 11, 9th month): Shogun Yoshihide died from disease.
  • 1569 (Eiroku 12): First Christian church opened in Nagasaki.

Related pages

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