Gen. Maha Nawrahta (Burmese: မဟာနော်ရထာ, pronounced [məhà nɔ̀jətʰà], called Mang Maha Noratha by Damrong Rajanubhab;[1]:320 d. March 1767) was joint commander-in-chief of the Royal Burmese Army from 1765 to 1767. The general is best known for commanding the southern invasion force in the Burmese invasion of Siam (1765–1767). He and Ne Myo Thihapate jointly commanded the 14-month-long siege of Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam. He died just a few weeks before the Burmese armies succeeded.[1]:346,354 He was buried with extraordinary honors by royal decree.[2]

Maha Nawrahta
BornMu valley, Kingdom of Myanmar
DiedMarch 1767
Outside Ayutthaya, Siam
AllegianceKonbaung Dynasty
Service/branchRoyal Burmese Army
Years of service1752–1767
RankJoint commander-in-chief
Commands heldSouthern Command (1765–1767)
Battles/warsKonbaung-Hanthawaddy War (1752–1757)
Burmese–Siamese War (1759–1760)
Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)


  1. ^ a b Rajanubhab, D., 2001, Our Wars With the Burmese, Bangkok: White Lotus Co. Ltd., ISBN 9747534584
  2. ^ GE Harvey (1925). History of Burma. London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd. p. 252.