Tenpô 14 (天保十四年)
Timeline of 1843
- 1843/int.9/26 Shanghai formally opens to foreign trade.
Other Events of 1843
- British ships arrive in Ryûkyû and perform surveys over the opposition of Ryukyuan officials.
- Jirokichi, a castaway from the Chôja-maru and perhaps among the first Japanese to ever travel to Hawaii, returns to Japan.
- Manabe Akikatsu resigns his position as rôjû as the result of conflict with Mizuno Tadakuni.
- Nakamura Tomijûrô II is banished from Osaka, permanently.
- Shinsen bujutsu ryûsoroku is published.
- Sô Yoshiyori becomes lord of Tsushima han.
- The last of the Tenpô Reforms are put into place.
Births and Deaths
- 1843/1/12 (Feb 10) Horace Wilson is born (d. 1927).
- 1843/5 Kondô Yoshisuke is born (d. 1922).
- Hirata Atsutane dies (b. 1776).
- Noguchi Kenji is born (d. 1863).
- Saigô Tsugumichi is born (d. 1902).
- Ernest Satow is born (d. 1929).
- Shô Tai is born (d. 1901).
- Sôma Kazue is born.
- Tomiyama Yahei is born (d. 1868).
- William Griffis is born.