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Kanbun 6 (寛文六年)
Timeline of 1666
Other Events of 1666
- The Kingdom of Ryûkyû begins sending one-third of its annual tribute in the form of sugar.
- Sakai Tadakiyo is named chief shogunal advisor.
- Shô Shôken is named sessei.
- Vietnam enters into tributary relations with the Qing Dynasty.
- Wakan shoseki mokuroku ("List of Japanese and Chinese Books [in Print]"), the first Japanese publishing trade catalog, is published.
Births and Deaths
- Chatan ueekata and Eso ueekata are executed for their involvement in the Chatan-Eso Affair.
- Jesuit missionary Johann Adam Schall von Bell dies in Beijing (b. 1592).
- Kikkawa Hiromasa dies.
- Ogyû Sorai is born.
- Potter Sakaida Kakiemon dies (b. 1596).