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Jōgen (貞元) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ten'en and before Tengen. This period started in July 976 and ended in November 978. The reigning emperor was En'yu-tennō (円融天皇).

Events of the Jōgen era

  • 11 June 976 (Jōgen 1, 11th day of the 5th month): The Imperial Palace was destroyed by a great fire.
  • 20 December 977 (Jōgen 2, 8th day of the 11th month): Fujiwara no Kanemichi dies at the age of 51.

Related pages

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