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Eiroku (永禄) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kōji and before Genki. This period started in February 1558 and ended in April 1570. During this time, the emperor was Ōgimachi-tennō (正親町天皇).
Events of the Eiroku era
- 1560 (Eiroku 3, 1st month): Ōgimachi was formally established as emperor.
- 12 June 1560 (Eiroku 3, 19th day of the 5th month): at the Battle of Okehazama, the forces of Imagawa Yoshimoto were defeated by Oda Nobunaga.
- 1564 (Eiroku 7): Nobunaga took control of Inabayama Castle (稲葉山城 Inabayama-jō ), also known as Gifu Castle.
- 1568 (Eiroku 11): Oda Nobunaga gives land in Heian-kyō for building a Christian church which was first called Eiroku-ji then called Namban-ji.
- 1568 (Eiroku 11, 9th month): Shogun Yoshihide died from disease.
- 1569 (Eiroku 12): First Christian church opened in Nagasaki.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiroku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 172.
- Nussbaum, "Ōgimachi Tennō," p. 739; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, p. 382-388.
- Titsingh, p. 383; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-29.
- Nussbaum, "Okehazama Tatakai" at p. 745.
- Titsingh, p. 385.
- Naracity Tourist Association, World Heritage; retrieved 2011-12-8.
- Stead, Alfred. (1906). Great Japan: a Study of National Efficiency, pp. 93-94.
- Röpke, Ian Martin. (1999). Historical dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto, p. 204.
- Nussbaum, "Namban-ji" in at p. 694.
- Titsingh, p. 386.
- Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan, "An Overview of the History of the History of the Catholic Church in Japan"; retrieved 2012-4-27.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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