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Kōei (康永?) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō?, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Ryakuō and before Jōwa. This period started in April 1342 and ended in October 1345.[1] The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 Kōmyō-tennō?).[2] Kōmyō's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time-frame was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō?).[3]

Events of the Kōei era

Southern Court nengō

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōei" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 541.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōmyō Tennō," p. 555; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 294-297.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Titsingh, p. 297.

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