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The Northern Court (北朝 hokuchō) in Japan was a set of six pretenders to the throne of Japan during the Nanboku-chō period from 1336 through 1392.

List of pretenders

  • Emperor Kōgon, 1331–1333
  • Emperor Kōmyō, 1336–1348
  • Emperor Sukō, 1348–1351
  • Emperor Go-Kōgon, 1352–1371
  • Emperor Go-En'yū, 1371–1382
  • Emperor Go-Komatsu, 1382–1412

After 1392, Go-Komatsu was the 100th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession..

List of pretender-created eras

During the Nanboku-chō period, the Northern Court pretenders recognized 19 Japanese era names (年号, nengō, lit. year names), including

  1. Gentoku, 1329–1332
  2. Shōkyō, 1332–1334
  3. Kemmu, 1334–1338
  4. Ryakuō, 1338–1342
  5. Kōei, 1342–1345
  6. Jōwa, 1345–1350
  7. Kannō, 1350–1352
  8. Bunna, 1352–1356
  9. Enbun, 1356–1361
  10. Kōan, 1361–1362
  11. Jōji, 1362–1368
  12. Ōan, 1368–1375
  13. Eiwa, 1375–1379
  14. Kōryaku, 1379–1381
  15. Eitoku, 1381–1384
  16. Shitoku, 1384–1387
  17. Kakei, 1387–1389
  18. Kōō, 1389–1390
  19. Meitoku, 1390–1394

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