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Hôreki 7 (宝暦七年)
Timeline of 1757
Other Events of 1757
- The Qianlong Emperor orders all ports in the provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu closed, leaving Guangzhou as the chief active southern port in China. (Russian trade at northern ports continues.)
- Chinese investiture envoys destined for Ryukyu runs adrift on coral, but all members of the embassy make it safely to shore on Kumejima, where they build a shrine to Tenpi (Matsu), Taoist patron goddess of sailors and of navigation, in thanks.
Births and Deaths
- Confucian scholar Hori Keizan dies (b. 1688).
- Artist Kubo Shunman is born (d. 1820).
- Nakahira Zennoshin is executed in Tosa.
- Teisai Hokuba is born (d. 1844).