Shō Tetsu (left) and his sons (one of which is Shō On).
|King of the Ryūkyū Kingdom|
|Born||April 25, 1784|
|Died||August 8, 1802|
|Spouse||Sentoku (Sashiki Aji)|
|Issue||Shō Sei, Crown Prince Nakagusuku|
|House||House of Shō|
|Mother||Tokusawa (Kikoe Ōkimi)|
Shō On was the eldest grandson of the former king, Shō Boku. His father Shō Tetsu (尚哲) died when Shō Boku was still alive, so he became the Heir apparent of the kingdom. After Shō Boku's death, Shō On was installed as the king. However, Shō On was only 11 years old, his teacher Sai Seishō (蔡世昌) became the Kokushi (国師), serving as the king's regent.
But the idea of equal education was not accepted by the Kumemura people, so they launched a rebellion against the reform, and Sai Seishō died in the incident. The rebellion was quickly put down, and some education privileges of Kumemura people were abolished.
|King of Ryūkyū
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