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Kanbun 13 (寛文十三年) / Enpô 1 (延宝元年)
Timeline of 1673
- 1673/5/8 A fire ravages Kyoto, and destroys the Imperial Palace. Emperor Reigen and his court relocate to the Konoe family mansion while the palace is rebuilt.
- 1673/5/25 The British ship Return sails into Nagasaki harbor seeking trade; its requests are rejected, and the ship leaves roughly two months later without incident.
- 1673/5/27 Nagasaki bugyô Okano Sadaaki orders Kuroda Mitsuyuki, daimyô of Fukuoka han, to prepare to depart for Nagasaki, to deal with the Return. Later the same night, Okano reverses his orders, commanding Kuroda to remain in Fukuoka, as the Return was determined to be a non-military vessel, and not a threat.
- 1673/6/4 A Dutch ship enters Nagasaki harbor, as part of standard trade routines.
- 1673/8 The Mitsui family opens the Echigo-ya in Edo.
- 1673/9/21 The Enpô era begins.
Other Events of 1673
- Third Anglo-Dutch War, begun the previous year, ends.
- Asano Tsunanaga succeeds Asano Tsunaakira as lord of Hiroshima han.
- The shogunate issues a bunchi seigen rei, forbidding the division of inheritances of land into portions that would be too small to be self-sustaining.
- Shô Shôken retires as sessei of the Kingdom of Ryûkyû.
- Trinh and Nguyen lords of northern and southern Vietnam make peace and define borders.
- King Narai of Ayutthaya receives formal diplomatic letters from Louis XIV of France and Pope Clement IX.
- Warlords in three southern provinces of China never fully under Qing control rise up against the Qing Dynasty in the Revolt of the Three Feudatories, which lasts until 1680.
Births and Deaths
- Ingen, founder of the Ôbaku sect of Zen, dies (b. 1592).