Shō Boku

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Shō Boku
尚穆
King Sho Boku.jpg
A painting of Shō Boku by Sho Genko
King of Ryukyu
Reign 1752–1794
Predecessor Shō Kei
Successor Shō On
Born May 3, 1739
Died February 19, 1794
Burial Tamaudun, Shuri
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 Chōō (founder of Urasoe Udun)
Shō Shū, Prince Yoshimura Chōgi (founder of Yoshimura Udun)
Shō Yō, Prince Ginowan Chōshō
Shō Kaku, Prince Misato Chōki (founder of Misato Udun)
Onkametaru, Kikoe Ōkimi
Princess Onaha
Princess Uema
House House of Second Shō
Father Shō Kei
Mother Kikoe-ōkimi-ganashi

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]

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Shō Boku
House of Second Shō
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Shō Kei
King of Ryukyu
1752–1794
Succeeded by
Shō On