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Sho Sei (1800–1804)

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  • Born: 1800/10/18
  • Died: Kyôwa 3/12/26 (Feb 7, 1804)
  • Childhood Name: 思徳金 (Umitokugani)
  • Japanese: (Shou Sei)

Shô Sei was king of the Ryûkyû Kingdom from 1802 until his death in 1804.

The eldest son of King Shô On, he became king at the age of three, following his father's sudden death on 1802/7/11. King Shô Sei was formally enthroned later that same lunar year (12/13, but Jan 6, 1803 on the Western calendar). He reigned for little more than year, however, before dying quite young (at the age of four or five). Shô Sei was succeeded by an uncle who then took the throne as Shô Kô.

Preceded by:
Shô On
King of Ryûkyû
1802-1804
Succeeded by:
Shô Kô

References

  • "Shô Sei," Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia, Ryukyu Shimpo, 1 March 2003.
  • "Shô Sei," Nihon jinmei daijiten, Kodansha.
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