Rudravarman (Khmer: រុទ្រវម៌្ម, Rudravarmman Chinese: 留陁跋摩; pinyin: Liútuóbámó), was the last king of Funan.

King of Funan
Reign514 - 540
SuccessorKulaprabhavati (529–550)[1]
Bhavavarman I (550-590)[1]
HouseHouse of Kaundinya
MotherKaundinyajayavarman's concubine[1]


Rudravarman was the last king of Funan, as mentioned by the Chinese annals.[citation needed] He was the eldest son of Jayavarman Kaundinya and was born of a concubine. After the death of his father, he murdered the legitimate heir, his half-brother Gunavarman, and seized the throne in the year 514. Until at least 517 he was involved in a power struggle with his step mother, Queen Kulaprabhavati, who was supported by his opponents.[2]

He subsequently sent embassies in China in the years 517, 519, 520, 530, 535 and 539.[citation needed] He even proposed to give a hair of the Buddha to the Emperor of China, if the sovereign agreed to send the monk Che Yun Pao to Funan.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Kenneth T. So. "Preah Khan Reach and The Genealogy of Khmer Kings" (PDF). Cambosastra. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-07-08. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Trudy, Lost goddesses: the denial of female power in Cambodian history, NIAS Press, Copenhagen, 2008


  • Bruno Dagens, Khmer, publishing company Les Belles Lettres, January 2003, 335 p. ( ISBN 9782251410203 ), chap. I ("The Khmer Country, History"), p. 24-25
  • (in) George Cœdès and Walter F. Vella ( eds. ) ( Trans. From French by Susan Brown Cowing) The Indianized States of Southeast Asia, University of Hawaii Press, May 1970, 424 p. ( ISBN 9780824800710 ), p. 56-60
  • Paul Pelliot, " The Funan ," Bulletin of the French School of the Far East, vol. 3, n o 1,1903, p. 270-271 ( ISSN 1760-737X, DOI 10.3406 / befeo.1903.1216 )
Preceded by King of Funan
Succeeded by