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Kentoku (建徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Shōhei and before Bunchū. The period started in July 1370 and ended in April 1372.[1] The Southern Court monarch in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇 Chōkei-tennō?).[2] The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇 Go-En'yū-tennō?).[3]

Events of the Kentoku era

Northern Court nengō

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kentoku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 510.
  2. Nussbaum, "Chōkei Tennō," p. 120.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-En'yū Tennō," p. 251; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 310-312.
  4. Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The "Tokushi Yoron", p. 329.

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1370 1371 1372
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