Phaungkaza Maung Maung

Phaungkaza Maung Maung (Burmese: ဖောင်းကားစား မောင်မောင် [pʰàʊɰ̃ɡázá màʊɰ̃ màʊɰ̃]; 15 September 1763 – 11 February 1782) was the fifth king of the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma, whose reign lasted six days. Maung Maung, the eldest son of Naungdawgyi, the second king of the Konbaung Dynasty, and Chief queen Shin Hpo U. He was granted the appenage of Phaungga in fief. On 5 February 1782, the 18-year-old Prince of Phaungka pretended to be a king and entered the palace and seized the throne while his cousin King Singu pilgrimaging to Anyar Thiha Taw Pagoda. Phaungkaza Maung Maung was the shortest lived king among the Konbaung Kings.

Phaungkaza Maung Maung
ဖောင်းကားစား မောင်မောင်
King of Burma
Prince of Phaungka
Reign5–11 February 1782[citation needed]
PredecessorSingu
SuccessorBodawpaya
BornMaung Maung
မောင်မောင်
(1763-09-15)15 September 1763[note 1]
Thursday, 9th waxing of Thadingyut 1125 ME
Sagaing
Died11 February 1782(1782-02-11) (aged 18)[1]
Monday, 14th waning of Tabodwe 1143 ME
Ava (Inwa)
Burial
ConsortShin Bai Toke
two queens in total
HouseKonbaung
FatherNaungdawgyi
MotherShin Hpo U
ReligionTheravada Buddhism

His uncle Prince of Badon (later King Bodawpaya) quickly came to palace and deposed him on 11 February 1782. Maung Maung and his chief queen were drowned to death on the same day.

FamilyEdit

He had two queens, chief queen was Shin Bai Toke, daughter of U Shun, who was brother of the barn minister U Tun. She gave birth to a son who was named Maung Yike who rebelled against Bodawpaya in 1805, based in Kyun Hla Village. The second queen was Me Bwar, daughter of Min Khe Paung, who was a daughter of King Mahadhammaraza Dipadi, the last king of Toungoo dynasty of Burma. She did not bear any issue.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Konbaung Set Yazawin chronicle (Konbaung Set Vol. 1 2004: 381) says he was born on Thursday, 6th waxing of Thadingyut 1125 ME, which translates to Monday, 12 September 1763. The correct date should be 9th waxing of Thadingyut.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Konbaung Set Vol. 1 2004: 381

BibliographyEdit

  • Maung Maung Tin, U (1905). Konbaung Set Yazawin (in Burmese). Vol. 1–3 (2004 ed.). Yangon: Department of Universities History Research, University of Yangon.
Phaungkaza Maung Maung
Born: 15 September 1763 Died: 11 February 1782
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Burma
5 February 1782 – 11 February 1782
Succeeded by
Royal titles
Preceded by
Prince of Phaungka
17?? – 1782
Succeeded by