Ryukyu Islands Dynasties

Reign Dates Name Comments
Shunten Dynasty
1187–1237 Shunten  
1238–1248 Shunba Junki  
1249–1259 Gihon  
Eiso Dynasty
1260–1299 Eiso  
1300–1308 Taisei  
1309–1313 Eiji  
1314–1336 Tamagusuku  
1337–1349 Sei-i  
Satto Dynasty
1350–1395 Satto  Rules kingdom of Chuzan.
1396–1405 Bunei  
Shō Shishō Dynasty
1406–1421 Shō Shishō  Takes title of king.
1422–1439 Shō Hashi 1416: defeat of kingdom of Hokuzan.
1429: defeat of kingdom of Nanzan, uniting all Okinawa
1440–1444 Shō Chū  
1445–1449 Shō Shitatsu  
1450–1453 Shō Kinpuku  
1454–1460 Shō Taikyū  
1461–1469 Shō Toku  
Shō En Dynasty
1470–1476 Shō En  Kanemaru Uchima overthrows first Shō dynasty, takes title of Shō En.
1477 Shō Sen-i  
1477–1526 Shō Shin Islands of Miyako and Yaeyama added to kingdom. 
1527–1555 Shō Sei  
1556–1572 Shō Gen  
1573–1588 Shō Ei  
1589–1620 Shō Nei 1609: Satsuma Clan from Japan invades, conquers Ryukyu Kingdom.
1621–1640 Shō Hō  
1641–1647 Shō Ken  
1648–1668 Shō Shitsu  
1669–1709 Shō Tei  
1710–1712 Shō Eki  
1713–1751 Shō Kei  
1752–1794 Shō Boku  
1795–1802 Shō On  
1803 Shō Sei  
1804–1828 Shō Kō  
1829–1847 Shō Iku  
1848–1879 Shō Tai 1872: Japan abolishes Kingdom of Ryukyus, establishes Ryukyu Han.
1879, Japan abolishes Ryukyu Han and makes Okinawa a prefecture.
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