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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. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 Kōmyō-tennō ). Kōmyō's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time-frame was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō ).
Events of the Kōei era
- 1342 (Kōei 1, 2nd month): Minamoto no Nagamichi (源長通) was removed from his position as Prime Minister (daijō daijin).
- 1342 (Kōei 1, 12th month): The mother of Ashikaga Takauji died.
- 1343 (Kōei 2, 4th month): Nijō Yoshimoto, the author of Masukagami, was made Minister of the Right (udaijin).
- 1344 (Kōei 3, 1st month): Shogun Takauji offered prayers at Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū.
Southern Court nengō
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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