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The Southern Court (南朝 Nanchō) in Japan was a set of four emperors during the Nanboku-chō period from 1336 through 1392.

List of monarchs

  • Emperor Go-Daigo, 1318–1339
  • Emperor Go-Murakami, 1339–1368
  • Emperor Chōkei, 1368–1383
  • Emperor Go-Kameyama, 1383–1392

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

List of monarch-created eras

During the Nanboku-chō period, the Southern Court monarchs recognized 11 Japanese era names (年号, nengō, lit. year names), including

  1. Gentoku, 1329–1331
  2. Genkō, 1331–1334
  3. Kemmu, 1334–1336
  4. Engen, 1336–1340
  5. Kōkoku, 1340–1346
  6. Shōhei, 1346–1370
  7. Kentoku, 1370–1372
  8. Bunchū, 1372–1375
  9. Tenju, 1375–1381
  10. Kōwa, 1381–1384
  11. Genchū, 1384–1392

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