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Eiroku (永禄) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Kōji and before Genki. This period spanned the years from February 1558 through April 1570.[1] The reigning emperor was Ōgimachi-tennō (正親町天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1558 Eiroku gannen (永禄元年): The era name was changed to mark the enthronement of Emperor Ōgimachi. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kōji 4, on the 28th day of the 2nd month.

Events of the Eiroku era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiroku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 172; 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. 382–388.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 383.
  4. ^ a b Gifu, pp.182–185.
  5. ^ Ohta 2003: 54–55.
  6. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 386.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by