Tenbun facts for kids
Tenbun (天文code: ja is deprecated ), also known as Tembun or Temmon, was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kyōroku and before Kōji. This period started in July 1532 and ended in October 1555. During this time, the emperor was Go-Nara-tennō (後奈良天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Tenbun era
- 1536 (Tenbun 5, 26th day of the 2nd month): Go-Nara was formally established as emperor.
- 1542 (Tenbun 11, 25th day of the 8th month): Imagawa Yoshimoto of Suruga Province lost battle with army of Oda Nobuhide.
- 1543 (Tenbun 12, 25th day of the 8th month): Portuguese ship landed at Tanegashima bringing the first gun into Japan.
- 1543 (Tenbun 13, 7th month): Flooding in Kyoto and nearby areas.
- 1546 (Tenbun 15, 20th day of the 12th month): Ashikaga Yoshiteru became 13th Shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate.
- 15 August 1549 (Tenbun 18, 22nd day of the 7th month): Jesuit Catholic priest Francis Xavier arrived in Japan
- 1551 (Tenbun 20): The first mechanical clock was brought to Japan by Xavier; and he gave it to Ouichi Yoshitaka.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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