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Engen (延元) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō?, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kemmu and before Kōkoku. This period started in February 1336 and ended in April 1340.[1] The monarchs during this time were Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇 Go-Daigo-tennō?)[2] and Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō?).[3] The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 Kōmyō-tennō?).[4]

Events of the Engen era

Northern Court nengō

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Engen" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 178.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Daigo Tennō," p. 251.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  4. Nussbaum, "Go-Kōmyō Tennō," p. 256; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 294-297.
  5. Titsingh, p. 295; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 後伏見天皇 (93); retrieved 2012-10-1.
  6. "Go-Daigo," Encyclopedia Britannica; retrieved 2012-10-2.
  7. Pankenier, David. (1999). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 164.

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