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Kōei (康永) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Ryakuō and before Jōwa. This period started in April 1342 and ended in October 1345. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇, Kōmyō-tennō). Kōmyō's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time-frame was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇, Go-Murakami-tennō).

Events of the Kōei era

  • 1342 (Kōei 1, 2nd month): Minamoto no Nagamichi (源長通) was removed from his position as Prime Minister (daijō daijin).
  • 1342 (Kōei 1, 12th month): The mother of Ashikaga Takauji died.
  • 1343 (Kōei 2, 4th month): Nijō Yoshimoto, the author of Masukagami, was made Minister of the Right (udaijin).
  • 1344 (Kōei 3, 1st month): Shogun Takauji offered prayers at Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū.

Southern Court nengō

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Kōei 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1342 1343 1344 1345
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Northern Court nengō:
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