Smim Dawbuddhaketi

   (Smim Dawbuddhaketi)
   (r. 1740-1747)
   Following an uprising in Lower Burma against the Burman state at Ava (Inwa) in 1740, Smim Htaw, a member of the Sangha, became ruler of a restored Mon state at Hanthawaddy (modern-day Pegu [Bago]). His multiethnic supporters included Burmans and Karens (Kayins), as well as Mons. Attempting to capture Ava, he occupied Prome (Pyay) and Toungoo (Taungoo), although an offensive north along the Irrawaddy (Ayeyardwady) River was repulsed. He gained a reputation for just and gentle rule, but was indecisive, and was overthrown in a palace coup in 1747. The successor was his chief minister, Binnya Dala (Bannya Dala). Mon nationalists regard Smim Htaw Buddhaketi as one of their major historical figures.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Smim Htawbuddhaketi —    (Smim Dawbuddhaketi)    (r. 1740 1747)    Following an uprising in Lower Burma against the Burman state at Ava (Inwa) in 1740, Smim Htaw, a member of the Sangha, became ruler of a restored Mon state at Hanthawaddy (modern day Pegu [Bago]). His …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Hanthawaddy —    (Hongsawaddy)    The most important citystate established by the Mons, ca. 825 CE, and now known as Pegu (Bago), on the river of the same name. According to legend, Gotama Buddha on his travels in the area saw two Brahminy ducks (hongsa in the …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

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