Mwei Daw

Thiri Maya Dewi Mwei Daw (Burmese: သီရိမာယာဒေဝီ မွေ့ဒေါ, pronounced [θìɹḭ màjà dèwì mwḛ dɔ́]; c. 1330s – 28 January 1368) was a principal queen of King Binnya U of Martaban–Hanthawaddy, and the mother of King Razadarit.

Thiri Maya Dewi Mwei Daw
သီရိမာယာဒေဝီ မွေ့ဒေါ
Queen of Martaban
Tenurec. 1353 – c. 28 January 1368
Bornc. 1340s
Martaban (Mottama)?
Martaban Kingdom
Diedc. 28 January 1368
Friday, 8th waxing of Tabodwe 729 ME
Donwun
Martaban Kingdom
SpouseMin Linka (1348–c. 1353)
Binnya U (c. 1353–1368)
IssueThazin Saw Dala
Thazin Saw U
Nyi Kan-Kaung
Razadarit
HouseWareru
FatherThan-Bon
ReligionTheravada Buddhism

BriefEdit

Mwei Daw was the youngest daughter of Than-Bon, a senior minister at the court of King Binnya U. Than-Bon was a son of Senior Minister Bo Htu-Hpyet who served at the court of King Wareru. In 1348/49, soon after the accession of Binnya U, she was married to Gov. Min Linka of Pegu, younger half-brother of Binnya U. Her three elder sisters Mwei It, Mwei Kaw and Mwei Zeik became principal queens of Binnya U.[1] She and Linka had two daughters—Thazin Saw Dala and Thazin Saw U—and a son, Nyi Kan-Kaung.[2]

C. 1353,[note 1] her husband revolted against Binnya U. But the rebellion failed. Min Linka was arrested, and executed. Binnya U raised his sister-in-law to queen with the title of Thiri Maya Dewi.[2] In 1368, she bore him a son named A-Pa-Thon but died soon after the birth in Donwun.[3] The son later became King Razadarit.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ (Pan Hla 2005: 47–48): Min Linka's rebellion took place sometime after the invasion by Chiang Mai in 713 ME (1351/52) and before the death of the prized white elephant in 716 ME (1354/55).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pan Hla 2005: 45
  2. ^ a b Pan Hla 2005: 47
  3. ^ Pan Hla 2005: 61

BibliographyEdit

  • Pan Hla, Nai (1968). Razadarit Ayedawbon (in Burmese) (8th printing, 2005 ed.). Yangon: Armanthit Sarpay.
Mwei Daw
Born: c. 1340s Died: c. 28 January 1368
Royal titles
Preceded by
Queen of Martaban
c. 1353 – c. 28 January 1368
Succeeded by