Kōgen

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Kōgen (康元?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kenchō and before Shōka. This period spanned the years from October 1256 to March 1257.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1256 Kōgen gannen (康元元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kenchō 8.

Events of the Kōgen era[edit]

  • September 1, 1256 (Kōgen 1, 11th day of the 8th month): Kujō Yoritsune, also known as Fujiwara Yoritsune, died at the age of 39 years.[3]
  • October 14, 1256 (Kōgen 1, 24th day of the 9th month): Yoritsune's son and successor as Kamakura shogun, Kujō Yoritsugu, also known as Fujiwara Yoritsugu, died at the age of 18 years.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōgen" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 542; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 248-253; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 231-232.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 252.

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Preceded by
Kenchō
Era or nengō
Kōgen

1256–1257
Succeeded by
Shōka