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Sho On

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  • Born: 1784/2/1
  • Died: 1802/7/11
  • Japanese: (Shou On)

Shô On was the 15th king of the Second Shô Dynasty of the Ryûkyû Kingdom, ruling from 1795 until his death in 1802.

The second son of royal prince Shô Tetsu, he succeeded his grandfather Shô Boku as king of Ryûkyû in 1795.

His queen was named Sentoku.

The National Confucian Academy (J: kokugaku) in Kumemura was established during his reign.[1]

Shô On died on 1802/7/11, at the young age of 19, and was succeeded by his eldest son, who took the throne as Shô Sei.

Preceded by:
Shô Boku
King of Ryûkyû
1795-1802
Succeeded by:
Shô Sei

References

  • Okinawa bijutsu zenshû, vol 6, Okinawa Times (1989), 65.
  1. Liao Zhenpei 廖真珮, "Ryûkyû kyûtei ni okeru Chûgoku kei ongaku no ensô to denshô - uzagaku wo chûshin ni" 「琉球宮廷における中国系音楽の演奏と伝承-御座楽を中心に-」, Uzagaku no fukugen ni mukete 御座楽の復元に向けて, Naha, Okinawa: Uzagaku fukugen ensô kenkyûkai 御座楽復元演奏研究会 (2007), 80.
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