Shō Chū

Shō Chū (尚 忠, Shō Chū, 1391–1444) was a king of the Ryukyu Kingdom of the First Shō dynasty. He ruled from 1439 to 1444. Shō Chū was the second son of his father, King Shō Hashi. After his father conquered the Kingdom of Hokuzan, Shō Chū was appointed "Warden of Hokuzan" (北山監守, Hokuzan Kanshu) in 1422. Shō Chū was installed as the king after his father's death. During his reign, Ryukyu began to trade with Java.

Shō Chū
尚忠
King of Ryūkyū
Reign1439–1444
PredecessorShō Hashi
SuccessorShō Shitatsu
Warden of Hokuzan
Tenure1422–1439
Predecessornew title
Successorunknown
Born1391 (1391)
Died1444 (aged 52–53)
Burial
Spousedaughter of Katsuren aji
IssueShō Shitatsu
Names
Shō Chū (尚忠)
HouseFirst Shō dynasty
FatherShō Hashi
MotherMachirugi

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Shō Hashi
King of Ryūkyū
1439–1444
Succeeded by
Shō Shitatsu
Political offices
Preceded by
new title
Warden of Hokuzan
1422–1439
Succeeded by
unknown