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Tenshô 20 (天正二十年)
Timeline of 1592
- Tenshô 19/12/28 (11 Feb 1592) Toyotomi Hideyoshi passes on his title of Kanpaku to his nephew Toyotomi Hidetsugu and assumes himself the title of Taikô
- 1592/3 Hideyoshi issues the Hitobarai-rei, revising the census process, and initiating a census to be taken that year.
- 1592/3/17 Tokugawa Ieyasu departs for Kyushu alongside Date Masamune, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Satake Yoshinobu, and Nanbu Nobunao.
- 1592/3/25 Tokugawa, Date, Uesugi, Satake, and Nanbu arrive at Hizen Nagoya.
- 1592/4/13 Japanese forces land on Korean soil and capture Pusan.
- 1592/4/15 Konishi Yukinaga captures Tongnae, a fortress north of Pusan.
- 1592/4/17 Katô Kiyomasa and Nabeshima Naoshige land on Pusan.
- 1592/4/27 Konishi Yukinaga captures Ch'ungju and marches on Seoul.
- 1592/5 Konishi Yukinaga and Katô Kiyomasa occupy Seoul.
- 1592/5/7 Korean 'turtle ships' under Admiral Yi Sun Shin sink 26 Japanese vessels near Okpo; by 5/8 Yi sinks a further 18 ships.
- 1592/5/29-6/10 - Japanese forces suffer further naval defeats at Sacheon, Dangpo, Danghanpo, and and Yulpo, losing some 70 vessels in total.
- 1592/6/15 Konishi's division occupies P'yongyang. King Seonjo relocates to Euiju.
- 1592/7/7 Yi Sun Shin routs a Japanese fleet near Hansando, sinking 47 ships and capturing 12.
- 1592/7/10 Yi Sun Shin defeats Japanese forces at Angolpo.
- 1592/7/19 Katô Kiyomasa wins the Battle of Haejongch'ang in his north-eastern advance.
- 1592/8/24-9/2 Japanese forces suffer a crushing defeat, losing more than 130 vessels to the Korean navy in the battle of Busanpo.
- 1592/8/30 50 days cease-fire agreement between Ming and Konishi Yukinaga.
- 1592/10 Japanese troops under Hosokawa Tadaoki fail to take Chinju, a fortress northwest of Pusan commanded by Kim Simin.
- China intervenes and attempts to recapture P'yongyang.
Other Events of 1592
- Kanô Mitsunobu and members of Hasegawa Tôhaku's studio produce works to decorate Hizen Nagoya castle, the base of operations for Hideyoshi's Korean Invasions.
- Captain James Lancaster and his crew become the first to reach the East Indies on an English ship.
- Maeda Toshinaga begins construction on Kanazawa castle.
- Nago Ryôin steps down as a member of the Sanshikan and is succeeded by his son Nago Ryôhô.
- Toyotomi Hidetsugu makes the Jurakudai his official palace; he is officially visited there by Emperor Go-Yôzei.
Births and Deaths
- Ingen, founder of the Ôbaku sect of Zen, is born (d. 1673).
- Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Jesuit missionary to China, is born (d. 1666).
- Kanô Shôei dies (b. 1519).
- Uemura Masakatsu dies.
- Chinese painter Wang Shimin is born (d. 1680).