Gazapati

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Gazapati
ဂဇာပတိ
King of Arakan
Reign c. November 1513 – January 1515
Predecessor Raza
Successor Saw O
Born c. December 1497
Mrauk-U
Died January 1515 (aged 17)[1]
Mrauk-U
Consort Saw Thuza
Father Raza
Mother Saw Manaw
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Gazapati (Burmese: ဂဇာပတိ, pronounced [ɡəzàpətḭ]; 1497–1515) was king of Arakan from 1513 to 1515. The eldest son of King Raza by a concubine was placed on the throne by the ministers after he had successfully put down a rebellion, which his father had been unable to take on. However, the young king quickly proved to be a tyrant. He had his father killed soon after his accession, and mistreated everyone at the court. With his confidants running amok, the kingdom is said to have suffered a great economic crisis due to their mismanagement. The young king is also said to be a womanizer, sleeping with wives of generals whom he had sent to the front at the Bengal border. The ministers had him beheaded in January 1515, and placed Saw O, a granduncle of his, on the throne.[2]

References

  1. ^ Sandamala Linkara Vol. 2 1999: 27
  2. ^ Sandamala Linkara Vol. 2 1999: 27–28

Bibliography

  • Sandamala Linkara, Ashin (1931). Rakhine Yazawinthit Kyan (in Burmese). 1–2 (1997–1999 ed.). Yangon: Tetlan Sarpay. 
Gazapati
Born: c. December 1497 Died: c. January 1515
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Raza
King of Mrauk-U
c. November 1513 – January 1515
Succeeded by
Saw O


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