Eiroku 9 (永禄九年)
Timeline of 1566
- 1566/2/17 Ashikaga Yoshiaki gives up a Buddhist priesthood and begins seeking out a patron to name him the rightful Shôgun.
- 1566/9/9 Rokkaku Yoshitaka defeated by Asai Nagamasa.(Ômi province)
- 1566/11/19 Amako Yoshihisa surrenders to Môri Motonari and is sent into exile.
Other Events of 1566
- A Cambodian ship crashes on the coast of Kyushu.
- The Jesuits are expelled from Kyoto and flee to Sakai and Kyûshû.
- Battles between Matsunaga Hisahide and the Miyoshi Sanninshû threaten Sakai.
- Kanze Motohisa becomes the head of the Kanze school of Noh.
Births and Deaths
- Date Masamune is born (d. 1636).
- Kanze Kokusetsu is born.
- Kyan Bangen, author of Kyan nikki, is born (d. 1653).