Seii (Ryukyu)

Seii (西威) (traditional dates: 1326 – 1349) was a legendary local ruler of Okinawa Island. He succeeded his father, Tamagusuku, in 1336, at the age of ten. His reign is characterized by the meddling of his mother in government affairs, and her corruption. The king's mother took advantage of her privileges and position, and severely damaged popular support for her son.

Seii
西
King of Chūzan of the State of Ryūkyū
Reign1337–1349
PredecessorTamagusuku (traditional account)
SuccessorSatto (traditional account)
FatherTamagusuku (traditional account)

Seii died in 1349.[1] The ruler of Urasoe, Satto, seized power for himself.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kerr, George. (2000). Okinawa: The History of an Island People, p. 62., p. 62, at Google Books
  2. ^ Shimaziri District Elementary School Social Studies Research (島尻地区小学校社会科研究会, Shimajiri Chiku Shōgakkō Shakaika Kenkyūkai) (2002). Okinawa History Biographical Dictionary (沖縄歴史人名事典, Okinawa rekishi jinmei jiten), p. 85.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kerr, George H. (1965). Okinawa, the History of an Island People. Rutland, Vermont: C.E. Tuttle Co. OCLC 39242121
  • Shimaziri District Elementary School Social Studies Research (島尻地区小学校社会科研究会, Shimajiri Chiku Shōgakkō Shakaika Kenkyūkai) (2002). Okinawa History Biographical Dictionary (沖縄歴史人名事典, Okinawa rekishi jinmei jiten). Naha: Okinawa Bunka-sha. OCLC 170411659 (1997 ed.)
Preceded by
Tamagusuku
King of Chūzan of the State of Ryūkyū
1337–1354 (traditional dates)
Succeeded by
Satto