Taisei (Ryukyu)

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Taisei (大成?, r. 1299-1309) was a chief[1] of the Ryūkyū Islands.[2]

He was the second ruler in the Eisō lineage of monarchs; that is, his father was King Eisō and his son was King Eiji.[3] The years of Taisei's reign at Shuri were uneventful.

Taisei was the grandfather of Tamagusuku, who would become the first monarch of the kingdom of Chūzan in central Okinawa.[4]

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  1. ^ Kerr, George. (2000). Okinawa: The History of an Island People, p. 52 , p. 52, at Google Books; although the paramount leaders of Okinawa beginning with Shunten (c. 1166 – c. 1237) are commonly identified as "kings," Kerr observes that "it is misleading to attribute full-fledged 'kingship' to an Okinawan chief in these early centuries... distinctly individual leadership exercised through force of personality or preeminent skill in arms or political shrewdness was only slowly replaced by formal institutions of government — laws and ceremonies — supported and strengthened by a developing respect for the royal office."
  2. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). Japan Encyclopedia, p. 172, p. 172, at Google Books; excerpt, Eisō [with a macron] was "king of the Ryūkyū Islands in the thirteenth century."
  3. ^ Kerr, p. 51., p. 51, at Google Books
  4. ^ Kerr, p. 59., p. 59, at Google Books


Preceded by
Chief of Ryūkyū Islands
Succeeded by