Tenpō facts for kids
Tenpō (天保code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name"), also known as Tempō, after Bunsei and before Kōka. The period started in December 1830 and ended in December 1844. During this time, the emperor was Ninko-tennō (仁孝天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
The nengō Tenpō means "Heavenly Protection".
Events of the Tenpō era
- 1833-1836 (Tenpō 4-7): Great Tenpō Famine
- 1835 (Tenpō 6): Copper coins called Tenpō-tsūhō were minted.
- 20 July 1835 (Tenpō 6, 7th day of the 6th month): Earthquake in Sanriku (Latitude: 37.900/Longitude: 141.900), 7.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale.
- 1837-1843 (Tenpō 8-14): Gold and silver coins called Tenpō-kingin were minted.
- 1837 (Tenpō 8): Tokugawa Ieyoshi became the 12th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
- 1837 (Tenpō 8): Uprising led by Ōshio Heihachirō was known as Tempo Jiken and Ikuta Yorozu
- 1837 (Tenpō 8): Morrison Incident — an American ship shelled by cannon fire from Uraga and Kagoshima
- 1837 (Tenpō 8): Tokugawa Yoshinobu was born
- 12 December 1840 (Tenpō 11, 19th day of the 11th month): Former-Emperor Kōkaku died.
- 25 April 1843 (Tenpō 14, 25th day of the 3rd month): Earthquake in Hokkaido (Latitude: 41.800/Longitude: 144.800), 8.4 magnitude on the Richter Scale.
- 1844 (Tenpō 15): Errors in the lunar calendar were corrected. The new calendar was called the Tenpō-Jinin. It was in use in Japan until 1872 when the Gregorian calendar was adopted.
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