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King Dhammazedi of Hanthawaddy

BORN : 1412
DIED : 1492, Pegu,Burma

PARTNER : Nang Netaka Taw (Mipakataw) of Hanthawaddy
Union: 1460

  1. King Binnya Ran II of Hanthawaddy [1461 - 1526]

16th King of Hanthawaddy Pegu 1472/1492, a former Buddhist monk, he was educated in the kingdom of Ava, and is considered one of the most enlightened rulers in Burmese history; he became king under the title of Ramadhipati in 1457; he became th e heir to the throne in 1460; he was a trusted adviser to Queen Shin Sawbu, after his marriage in 1460 to her elder daughter, and who handed over all administrative duties to him; during his rule, the kingdom, was peaceful, and profited greatly fr om foreign commerce; it also became a famous centre of Theravada Buddhism; a collection of his rulings, Dhammazedi Pyatton, still survives.


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