Eiji (Ryukyu)

Eiji (英慈, 1268–1313) was a legendary local ruler of Okinawa Island. Born as the second son of King Taisei, his mother’s name was unknown.

Eiji
King of Ryūkyū
Reign1309–1313
PredecessorTaisei
SuccessorTamagusuku
Born1268[1]
DiedOctober 10, 1313(1313-10-10) (aged 44–45)[1]
FatherTaisei

He was the third ruler of Eiso Dynasty; that is, his grandfather was King Eiso and his father was King Taisei.[2] The five years of Eiji's reign were uneventful, but after his death, the island was split into three polities. Eiji was the father of Tamagusuku.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "「中山世譜」全文テキストデータベース". 英慈王 名號不傳。南宋、成淳四年戊辰、降誕。……元、至大二年己酉、即位。……元、皇慶二年癸丑、九月二十日薨。在位五年。壽四十六。
  2. ^ Kerr, p. 51., p. 51, at Google Books
  3. ^ Kerr, p. 59., p. 59, at Google Books

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Preceded by
Taisei
King of Ryūkyū
1309–1313
Succeeded by
Tamagusuku