Minyedeippa (Burmese: မင်းရဲဒိဗ္ဗ, pronounced [mɪ́ɰ̃jɛ́ deiʔpa̰]; also spelled Minredeippa or Minyedaikpa; 1608 – 25 November 1629) was the seventh king of Toungoo dynasty of Burma. He came to throne in July 1628 after having assassinated his father King Anaukpetlun who had discovered Minyedeippa's affair with one of his concubines,[4]: 217  daughter of Kengtung Sawbwa. Anaukpetlun had severely scolded the young prince that what he had done was high treason and that merited being roasted alive.[5]

Minyedeippa
မင်းရဲဒိဗ္ဗ
King of Burma
Reign9 July 1628 – 19 August 1629
PredecessorAnaukpetlun
SuccessorThalun
Born1608[1]
Pegu (Bago)
Died25 November 1629 (aged 21)
Sunday, 11th waxing of Natdaw 991 ME[2]
Pegu (Bago)
ConsortMe Nang Hkam Paung, daughter of Hso Hkam Saw Hpa (Sao Mong Khet, the sawbwa of Kengtung
HouseToungoo
FatherAnaukpetlun
MotherKhin Myo Myat[3]
ReligionTheravada Buddhism

After the assassination, Minyedaikpa was able to strong-arm the ministers at the court to proclaim him king as the main two contenders to the throne, his two uncles Thalun and Minye Kyawswa were away at the Shan States on a military campaign.[5] Although nominally king, Minyedeippa never had any control beyond Pegu, the kingdom's capital. Throughout 1628, his two uncles Thalun and Minye Kyawswa marched back from Shan States and controlled Upper Burma while many others at Lower Burma revolted his rule. In 1629, Thalun marched down from Ava to reconquer Lower Burma. The king of Arakan sent an army to assist Minyedaikpa but to no avail. In August 1629, the parricide king was seized by the Commander of Palace Guards, and sent to Thalun.[6] Thalun denied Minyedeippa's request to become a monk, and executed him in November of that year.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ (Thaw Kaung 2010: 22): The ode Minydeippa eigyin was composed in 1608, after the prince was born.
  2. ^ Hmannan Vol. 3 2003: 198
  3. ^ Hmannan Vol. 3 2003: 144
  4. ^ Rajanubhab, D., 2001, Our Wars With the Burmese, Bangkok: White Lotus Co. Ltd., ISBN 9747534584
  5. ^ a b c Harvey 1925: 192–193
  6. ^ Phayre 1967: 134

ReferencesEdit

  • Harvey, G. E. (1925). History of Burma: From the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824. London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.
  • Phayre, Lt. Gen. Sir Arthur P. (1883). History of Burma (1967 ed.). London: Susil Gupta.
  • Royal Historical Commission of Burma (1829–1832). Hmannan Yazawin (in Burmese). Vol. 1–3 (2003 ed.). Yangon: Ministry of Information, Myanmar.
  • Thaw Kaung, U (2010). Aspects of Myanmar History and Culture. Yangon: Gangaw Myaing.
Minyedeippa
Born: 1608 Died: 25 November 1629
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Burma
9 July 1628 – 19 August 1629
Succeeded by