Binnya Dala


Binnya Dala

"Binnya Dala" was the second and last ruler of the Mon Kingdom of Pegu, which existed in Lower Burma (now Myanmar from 1740 to 1757. The Mon Kingdom had been revived in 1740 by Srim Htaw Buddhaketi, and Binnya Dala was the prime minister. Upon becoming King, Binnya Dala waged war in Upper Burma, extending his kingdom to include Upper Burma's capital of Ava in April 1752. Binnya Dala executed the last king of the Toungoo dynasty in 1754, but was himself captured in 1757 by Alaungpaya, King of Burma and founder of the Konbaung dynasty. After Alaungpaya died in 1763, his son, Hsinbyushin continjed to imprison the last Mon King. Binnya Dala was executed in 1774.

Source: Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Micropaedia, Vol. II, p25


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