Shō Boku

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Shō Boku
尚穆王
King Sho Boku.jpg
A painting of Shō Boku by Sho Genko
King of the Ryūkyū Kingdom
Reign 1752–1794
Predecessor Shō Kei
Successor Shō On
Spouse Sashiki Ajiganashi
Concubine Mahae Ajiganashi
Adaniya Agunshitari-agomoshirare
Miyazato Agunshitari-agomoshirare
Yogi Agunshitari-agomoshirare
Issue Shō Tetsu, Crown Prince Nakagusuku
Shō Zu, Prince Urasoe Chō'ō (founder of Urasoe Udun)
Shō Shū, Prince Yoshimura Chōgi (founder of Yoshimura Udun)
Shō Yō, Prince Ginowan Chōshō
Shō Kaku, Prince Misatō Chōki (founder of Misatō Udun)
Onkametaru, Kikoe Ōkimi
Princess Onaha
Princess Uema
House House of Shō
Father Shō Kei
Mother Kikoe-ōkimi-ganashi
Born May 3, 1739
Died February 19, 1794
Burial Tamaudun, Shuri

Shō Boku (尚 穆?, 1739–1794) was a king of Ryukyu. His reign began in 1756. Although a period of relative stability he had to contend with a tsunami in 1771 that devastated the Miyako Islands and Yaeyama Islands.[1] His reign also saw the Chinese envoy Chou Huang who wrote a sixteen volume topography of the islands for the Qianlong Emperor.[2]

Preceded by
Shō Kei
King of Ryūkyū
1752–1794
Succeeded by
Shō On

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