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Tenshô 16 (天正十六年)
Timeline of 1588
- 1588/4/14 Emperor Go-Yôzei visits Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the Jurakudai.
- 1588/5/14 The Higo Rebellion・occurs; Toyotomi Hideyoshi orders Sasa Narimasa to commit suicide as a result.
- 1588/7/8 Hideyoshi orders a great 'Sword Hunt' across Japan; also issues a Piracy Control Edict.
- 1588/8/22 Hideyoshi sends envoys to Hôjô Ujimasa requesting his presence in the capital and offers the implicit promise of a confirmation of Hôjô holdings in the Kantô.
Other Events of 1588
- Ashikaga Yoshiaki declares the official (legal) end of the Ashikaga shogunate.
- Hideyoshi demands that the Kingdom of Ryûkyû send a tribute mission to him; no such mission is sent.
- The Spanish Armada is destroyed.
Births and Deaths