Shōtoku (era) facts for kids

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Shōtoku (正徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Hōei and before Kyōhō. This period started in April 1711 and ended in June 1716. During this time, the emperor was Nakamikado-tennō (中御門天皇).

The nengō Shōtoku means "Correct Virtue".

Events of the Shōtoku Era

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The poet Bonchō died in the 4th year of Shōtoku
  • 1711 (Shōtoku 1): An ambassador from Korea was received at Court.
  • 12 November 1712 (Shōtoku 2, 14th day of the 10th month): Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu died.
  • 1713 (Shōtoku 3): Tokugawa Ietsugu became the 7th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
  • 1714 (Shōtoku 4): The shogunate introduced new gold and silver coins into circulation.
  • 1714 (Shōtoku 4): The poet Nozawa Bonchō died.
  • 20 April 1715 (Shōtoku 5, 17th day of the 3rd month): The 100th anniversary of the death of Tokugawa Ieyasu was celebrated.

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