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Tenmon 19 (天文十九年)
Timeline of 1550
- 1550/2/28 Ôtomo Yoshiaki is assassinated and his son (Nikai Kuzure), Yoshishige (Ôtomo Sôrin) becomes the new daimyo of Bungo.
Other Events of 1550
- A Mongol band under Altan Khan steps around or between sections of the Great Wall of China, and makes its way to the gates of Beijing. After issuing demands for access to Chinese markets, they leave peacefully, without attacking the city.
- Shimazu Takahisa decides to no longer support Christianity. He expels Francis Xavier from his domain; Xavier relocates to Hirado.
Births and Deaths of 1550
- Gregoria de Céspedes is born (d. 1611).
- Ôtomo Yoshiaki is assassinated.
- Tang Xianzu, author of The Peony Pavilion, is born (d. 1616).