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Tenmon 12 (天文十二年)
Timeline of 1543
- 1543/8/16 Miyoshi Chôkei defeats Hosokawa Ujitsuna and captures Sakai in Settsu province.
- 1543/8/25 Three Portugese sailors shipwreck on Tanegashima, becoming the first Europeans encountered by the Japanese. A local daimyô purchases two guns from them, commissions his swordsmith to make more, and arranges for marksmanship lessons from the shipwrecked Portuguese.
Other Events of 1543
Births and Deaths