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Keichô 6 (慶長六年)
Timeline of 1601
- 1601/1 The fifty-three stations of the Tôkaidô are decided.
- Keichô koban and other currency are minted at Fushimi.
- Kôdai-in, widow of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, retires to Kyoto.
- Plans begin for the construction of Nijô castle (actual construction begins the following year).
- Revolt of former Chôsokabe clan retainers in Tosa province is pacified.
- Ueda han in Shinano province is turned over to the Sanada clan.
- Uesugi clan is moved to Yonezawa han.
- Yagyû Munenori becomes the formal kenjutsu instructor of Tokugawa Hidetada.
Births and Deaths
- Hoshino Masao, lord of Takatô, dies (b. 1542).
- Kikkawa Hiromasa is born (d. 1666).
- Kobayakawa Hidekane, Toyotomi retainer, dies (b. 1566).
- Sôma Moritane of Mutsu province dies (b. 1529).
- Wakabe Mitsuyoshi, lord of Iga, dies (b. 1552).