Kan'ei 18 (寛永十八年)
Timeline of 1641
Other Events of 1641
- The shogunate assigns Fukuoka han the responsibility of defending Nagasaki harbor.
- Dutch East India Company factory is moved to Dejima, to which the Dutch are restricted.
- The Dutch East India Company seizes Malacca from the Portuguese, who had controlled it since 1511.
- First official records of Dutch commerce at Nagasaki (fûsetsugaki) are produced.
- Monopoly privileges on silk under the itowappu system are extended to the Dutch East India Company.
- Shô Ken takes the throne in Ryûkyû.
- A fire destroys the five-story pagoda at Tô-ji.
- Women associated with the Yoshiwara are forbidden from leaving the quarter without special permission.
Births and Deaths