A son of King Shô Chû, he became king himself upon his father's death in 1444. Shitatsu ruled only briefly, however, dying in 1449 with no heir. The succession reverted back up the line to one of his uncles, who took the throne as King Shô Kinpuku the following year.
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- Mark McNally, "A King's Legitimacy and a Kingdom's Exceptionality: Ryûkyû's Bankoku Shinryô no Kane of 1458," International Journal of Okinawan Studies 6 (2015), 90.