Seii

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Seii (西威) (c. 1326 – 1349) was the second king of the Okinawan kingdom of Chūzan.[1] He succeeded his father, Tamagusuku, in 1336, at the age of ten. His reign is characterized by the meddling of his mother in government affairs, and her corruption. The king's mother took advantage of her privileges and position, and severely damaged popular support for her son.

Seii died in 1349.[1] The Governor of Urasoe, Satto, seized power for himself.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Kerr, George. (2000). Okinawa: The History of an Island People, p. 62., p. 62, at Google Books
  2. ^ Shimaziri District Elementary School Social Studies Research (島尻地区小学校社会科研究会 Shimajiri Chiku Shōgakkō Shakaika Kenkyūkai?) (2002). Okinawa History Biographical Dictionary (沖縄歴史人名事典 Okinawa rekishi jinmei jiten?), p. 85.

References[edit]

  • Kerr, George H. (1965). Okinawa, the History of an Island People. Rutland, Vermont: C.E. Tuttle Co. OCLC 39242121
  • Shimaziri District Elementary School Social Studies Research (島尻地区小学校社会科研究会 Shimajiri Chiku Shōgakkō Shakaika Kenkyūkai?) (2002). Okinawa History Biographical Dictionary (沖縄歴史人名事典 Okinawa rekishi jinmei jiten?). Naha: Okinawa Bunka-sha. OCLC 170411659 (1997 ed.)
Preceded by
Tamagusuku
King of Chūzan
1337–1354
Succeeded by
Satto