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Enryaku (延暦 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ten'ō and before Daidō. This period started in August 782 and ended in May 806. During this time, the emperor was Kammu-tennō (桓武天皇 ).

Events of the Enryaku era

Enryaku-ji Jodoin-r
In Enryaku 12, work building Enryaku-ji temple was started
  • 782 (Enryaku 1, 6th month): Fujiwara no Uona was removed from his office.
  • 783 (Enryaku 3, in the 3rd month): Fujiwara no Tamaro died at the age of 62 years.
  • 783 (Enryaku 3, in the 7th month): Fujiwara no Korekimi was promoted in the hierarchy of the Imperial court.
  • 784 (Enryaku 3): The emperor moves the capital to Nagaoka
  • 788 (Enryaku 7): The Buddhist monk Saichō establishes a monastery on Mt Hiei
  • 793 (Enryaku 12): Construction began on the Buddhist temple complex at Enryaku-ji.
  • 17 December 794 (Enryaku 13, 21st day of the 10th month): The Emperor moved by carriage in a grand parade from Nara to Heian-kyō.
  • 796 (Enryaku 15): Copper coins were minted with the legend Ren-hei Ei-hō.
  • 797 (Enryaku 16): Shoku Nihongi was written.
  • 806 (Enryaku 25): Emperor Kammu died at the age of 70.

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Preceded by:
Ten'ō
Era or nengō:
Enryaku
Succeeded by:
Daidō
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