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Sho Sei (尚清)

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  • Born: 1497
  • Died: 1555
  • Titles: 琉球国王 (Ryuukyuu-kokuou, King of Ryûkyû) (1527-1555)
  • Japanese/Okinawan: 尚清 (Shou Sei)


Shô Sei was king of the Kingdom of Ryûkyû from 1527 to 1555. He was the fifth son of King Shô Shin, who he succeeded to the throne.

Shô Sei suppressed a rebellion on Amami Ôshima in 1537, and took steps to improve defenses against wakô that same year.

Shô Sei died in 1555, and was succeeded by his second son Shô Gen.


Preceded by:
Shô Shin
Reign as King of Ryûkyû
1527-1555
Succeeded by:
Shô Gen

References

  • Kerr, George (1958). Okinawa: The History of an Island People. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company.
  • Smits, Gregory (1999). Visions of Ryukyu: Identity and Ideology in Early-Modern Thought and Politics. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
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