Keichô 19 (慶長十九年)
Timeline of 1614
- 1614/4 Christians march in Hizen province
- 1614/6 Christian riot in Kyoto
- 1614/8 (Sept) The Clove, captained by John Saris, arrives at Plymouth, on the return from Japan.
- 1614/11/15 The Osaka Winter Campaign begins, as Tokugawa forces take positions on hills surrounding Osaka.
- 1614/11/19 Tokugawa forces begin attacking Toyotomi-loyal positions, and are victorious in the battle of Kizugawa and elsewhere, but are stopped at the defenses of Osaka proper.
- 1614/11/20 (Dec 20) John Saris sells lacquerware he acquired in Japan; this is the first art auction in British history.
- 1614/12/16 Tokugawa forces begin their assault on Osaka castle.
- 1614/12/23 Christianity bans issued. Expulsion of missionaries. Christian church in Nagasaki closed.
Other Events of 1614
- William Adams calls at Naha on his way to Siam, along with Richard Wickham. In violation of the stipulations of the shuinsen system, the Ryukyuan port refuses to refit the ship or to supply it; the English factor, Richard Cocks, later complains to Shimazu Iehisa.
- The construction of Edo Castle is largely completed.
- Richard Cocks petitions the shogunate for permission for the British East India Company to trade with Ryûkyû.
- Prince Sashiki Chôshô journeys to Satsuma, where he is to be a political hostage.
- Takayama Ukon and around 150-300 others flee to Macao and Manila.
- Maeda Matsu returns to Kanazawa from Edo.
Births and Deaths
- 1614/1/18 Mogami Yoshiaki dies.(Yamagata han)
- 1614/5/20 Maeda Toshinaga dies.(Kaga han)
- 1614/7/12 Suminokura Ryôi dies (b. 1554).