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King Thibaw: the Last King of Burma
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1 January 1859

King Thibaw: the Last King of Burma

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people King Mindon King Thibaw Laungshe Queen

မြန်မာဘာသာဖြင့် ဖတ်ရန်

King Thibaw (1 January 1859-19 December 1916) was the last king of Burma. He was the 41st son of King Mindon and the Laungshe Queen, 11th king of the Konbaung dynasty, his regal title was Thiri Pawara Ditya Lanka Wizara Nanda Yatha Tilawkadhipati Pandita Maha Dhamma Razadhiraza, assumed the throne October 1878, deposed by the British November 1885, died in exile 19 December 1916 at age 57. A controversial choice and a controversial king, he nevertheless presided over a reformist government that tried desperately to modernize whilst preserving the country's independence. His signature below the photograph is the only one known.

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