Genealogy of the Shō Dynasties

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The First Shō Dynasty and Second Shō Dynasty ruled the Ryukyu Kingdom in 1406–1469 and 1470–1879, respectively. In spite of the names, they were unrelated. Abbreviated genealogies of the two dynasties follow here.[1]

First Shō Dynasty[edit]

Second Shō Dynasty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Charles S. Leavenworth,The Loochoo Islands. Shanghai: North China Herald Office 1905.

Further reading[edit]

  • George H. Kerr,Okinawa; The History of an Island People. Tokyo: Tuttle 1958.
  • Peter Truhart,Regents of Nations, Part 3. München: Saur 2003.