Inwa Mibaya

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Inwa Mibaya
အင်းဝ မိဖုရား
Queen consort of Ava
Reign 19 February 1555 – 24 April [O.S. 14 April] 1584
Born c. December 1534
c. Pyatho 896 ME
Toungoo (Taungoo)
Died January 1595 (aged 60)
Tabodwe 956 ME
Pegu (Bago)
Spouse Thado Minsaw of Ava
Issue Natshin Medaw
House Toungoo
Father Bayinnaung
Mother Atula Thiri
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Inwa Mibaya[note 1] (Burmese: အင်းဝ မိဖုရား, pronounced [ʔɪ́ɴwa̰ mḭbəjá];[note 2] 1534–1595) was the chief queen consort of Ava from 1555 to 1584. She was the eldest child of King Bayinnaung and his chief queen Atula Thiri Maha Yaza Dewi of Toungoo Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar). At age 20, she was married off to Bayinnaung's younger half-brother Thado Minsaw, at the latter's coronation ceremony as viceroy of Ava on 19 February 1555.[1][note 3] The couple had a daughter, Natshin Medaw.[2]

The Burmese chronicles name her as an instigator for her husband's 1583 rebellion against her younger brother King Nanda.[3] But Nanda held no grudge toward his elder sister. After he put down Thado Minsaw's rebellion in April 1584, he put her up at a mansion at Pegu, replete with her retinue.[2] In mid-1587, Natshin Medaw joined her at her residence after her daughter was divorced by Mingyi Swa.[4] The dowager queen peacefully lived out her last years with her daughter, and died in January 1595 at age 60.[note 4] She was given a royal cremation ceremony by her brother.[5]

Ancestry

Notes

  1. ^ Inwa Mibaya means Queen of Ava. Her birth name is not mentioned in the chronicles.
  2. ^ Modern spelling and pronunciation given. The chronicles use the archaic spelling အဝ မိဖုရား based on the Upper Burmese pronunciation of [ʔəwa̰ mḭbəjá].
  3. ^ (Hmannan Vol. 2 2003: 295): Tuesday, 12th waning of Tabodwe 916 ME = 19 February 1555
  4. ^ (Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 95): Tabodwe 956 ME = 10 January 1595 to 8 February 1595 NS

References

  1. ^ Maha Yazawin Vol. 2 2006: 227–229
  2. ^ a b Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 82
  3. ^ Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 78
  4. ^ Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 88
  5. ^ Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 95

Bibliography

Inwa Mibaya
Born: December 1534 Died: January 1595
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Queen consort of Ava
19 February 1555 – 24 April 1584
Succeeded by
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