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]

  • Samekawa Unushi
    • Shō Shishō 1354–1421, r. 1406–1421
      • Shō Hashi 1371–1439, r. 1421–1439
        • Shō Chū 1391–1444, r. 1439–1444
          • Shō Shitatsu 1408–1449, r. 1444–1449
        • Shō Kinpuku 1398–1453, r. 1449–1453
        • Shō Taikyū 1415–1460, r. 1453–1460
          • Shō Toku 1441–1469, r. 1460–1469

Second Shō Dynasty[edit]

  • Shō Shoku d. 1434
    • Shō En 1415–1476, r. 1470–1476
      • Shō Shin 1465–1527, r. 1477–1527
        • Shō Sei 1497–1555, r. 1527-55
          • Shō Gen 1528–1572, r. 1555–1572
            • Shō Ei 1559–1588, r. 1572–1588
            • Kinoshi Choko 1560–1620
              • Shō Hō 1590–1640, r. 1620–1640
                • Shō Ken 1625–1647, r. 1640–1647
                • Shō Shitsu 1629–1668, r. 1648–1668
                  • Shō Tei 1645–1709, r. 1668–1709
                    • Shō Jun 1660–1707
                      • Shō Eki 1678–1712, r. 1709–1712
                        • Shō Kei 1700–1752, r. 1712–1752
                          • Shō Boku 1739–1794, r. 1752–1794
                            • Shō Tetsu 1759–1788
                              • Shō On 1784–1802, r. 1794–1802
                                • Shō Sei 1800–1803, r. 1802–1803
                              • Shō Kō 1787–1839, r. 1803–1828
                                • Shō Iku 1813–1847, r. 1828–1847
                                • Prince Ie 1818–1896
        • Prince Urasoe (son of Shō Shin) 1494–1540
          • Prince Urasoe 1512–1576
            • Shō I d. 1584
    • Shō Seni (son of Shō Shoku) 1430–1477, r. 1476–1477

See also[edit]

References[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.