Tenmon 18 (天文十八年)
Timeline of 1549
- 1549/7/3 Francis Xavier founds the first Catholic Mission in Japan, at Kagoshima.
- 1549/11/9 Imagawa Yoshimoto orders Taigen Sûfu to capture Anjo castle.
Other Events of 1549
- Jesuits return to Japan three men from Satsuma province who they had captured in Malacca the previous year and had brought to Goa. One of these men is Anjirô, who later becomes an interpreter for Francis Xavier.
- Oda Nobuhiro surrenders and Takechiyo returns to Okazaki castle from imprisonment.
- The final Ôuchi clan tribute mission (sent two years earlier) arrives in China. This marks the end of Japanese tributary relations with China.
Births and Deaths