The Konbaung Dynasty, , sometimes called the Alaungpaya Dynasty or the House of Alompra by the British colonial rulers) was the. The Konbaung Dynasty was the last dynasty that ruled Burma (Myanmar), from to The dynasty created the second largest empire in Burmese history, . Alaungpaya (reigned –) unified Myanmar and founded the Konbaung Dynasty, sometimes referred to as the Third Burmese dynasty, which held power .

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As the Burmese armies marched north, Fuheng, against the advice of his officers, decided not to wait until the end of the monsoon season. Mindon’s reign is sometimes considered to have been a golden age of Myanmar culture and religious life.

In the last week of September, three Burmese armies were dispatched to meet the three Chinese armies ionbaung.

Taw, Sein Ko The Ayutthaya capital fell again into Burmese hands on Apriland Hsinbyushin sent thousands of prisoners back to Burma. During the Konbaung dynasty, Burmese society was highly stratified. Alaungpaya established effective control over kobaung whole area previously under the rule of the Toungoo dynasty. His accession to the throne was accompanied by much violence and civil strife.

Sign In Sign Out. The Arakanese revolted inand the British Governor of India Sir John Shore later Lord Teignmouth sent Captain Michael Symes on an embassy, fully equipped to gather as much information as possible about the country, to the Court of Ava, as the kingdom was still known to the outside world.

Europeans began to set up trading posts in the Irrawaddy konvaung region during this period. At the local level, the myothugyihereditary local elites, administered the townships controlled by the kingdom.

The Battle of Maymyo is now a military case study of infantry fighting against a larger army. After dyjasty war, King Mindon tried to modernize the Burmese state and economy, and made trade and territorial concessions to stave off further British encroachments, including ceding the Karenni States to the British in Qing Dynasty China was anxiety of the growth of Myanmar invaded the country four times in the period from to without any success.



Other buildings such as the royal sleeping quarters, the treasury, the armory, a theater and recreation rooms, an elegant watch tower, the servants and soldiers quarters, stables, and elephant shed were placed on either side of the Throne Halls or at the periphery of the compound. Nonetheless, the British, alarmed by the consolidation of French Indochina, annexed the remainder of the country in the Third Anglo-Burmese War inand sent the last Burmese king Thibaw and his family to exile in India.

On 14 Aprilthe imperial court announced the death of Ming Rui and the appointment of Fuheng as the new chief commander of the Burma campaign. Though the Mon were supported by the Frenchhe destroyed Pegu in and executed their last king, Binnya Dala.

With the help of Siamese artists captured from Ayutthaya inthe commission adapted two important epics from Thai to Burmese: Monastic and lay elites around the Konbaung kings, particularly from Bodawpaya’s reign, also launched a eynasty reformation of Burmese intellectual life and monastic organization and practice known as the Sudhamma Reformation.

They were encouraged to marry into the dnasty community thus enriching the gene pool as well. Throughout the first two invasions, he had steadfastly refused to recall the main Burmese armies, which konbaunb been battling in Laos and Siam since Januaryand laying siege to cynasty Siamese capital of Ayutthaya since January The Burmese knew the route of invasion in advance, and were prepared. The Chinese commanders decided to agree to the terms.

The treaty was negotiated in konbbaung generals of the two countries, establishing formal trade and diplomatic missions. A knowledge of letters is so widely diffused, that there are no mechanics, few of the peasantry, or even the common watermen usually the most illiterate class who cannot read and write in the vulgar tongue.

Faced with a powerful China and a resurgent Siam in the east, Bodawpaya acquired western kingdoms of ArakanManipur and Assamleading to a long ill-defined border with British India. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. Besides mercenaries and adventurers who had offered their services since the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, a few Europeans served as ladies-in-waiting knbaung the last queen Supayalat in Mandalaya missionary established a school attended by Mindon’s several sons including the last king Thibawkonbaunf an Armenian had served as a king’s minister at Amarapura.


Here a guard of British soldiers was drawn up: At first, the Emperor envisaged an easy war, and sent in only the Green Standard troops stationed in Yunnan. Ayutthaya-style dance is considered one of the most delicate of all konbuang Burmese dances. The Konbaung Dynasty,sometimes called the Alaungpaya Dynasty or the House of Alompra by the British colonial rulers was the last dynasty in the history of the Burmese monarchy.

Myanmar Travel Information] Dr. He also brought in a full regiment of carpenters who would build fortresses and boats along the invasion route.

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Europeans began to set up trading posts in the Irrawaddy delta region during this period. Throughout the Konbaung dynasty, the capital was relocated several times for religious, political and strategic reasons. A wide, somewhat busy road surrounds the moat. With the Chinese army greatly weakened, the Burmese then launched their offensive. Europeans began to set up trading posts in the Irrawaddy Delta region during this period.

Realizing the need to modernize, the Konbaung rulers tried to enact various reforms with limited success. One Qing report stated that out of soldiers in one garrison had died of disease, and that another hundred were ill. Further dividing the country, provinces were ruled by governors who were all appointed by the Hluttaw, and villages were ruled by hereditary headmen who were approved by the king. He reportedly planned to place a Qing claimant on the Burmese throne.

He had always doubted the battle-worthiness of his Chinese Green Standard armies. Maha Thiha Thura moved upriver by boat toward Bhamo. On February 7, Pagan wrote Dalhousie to protest against the acts of aggression.

Among these was Alaungpaya or Alompra or Alaung Mintaya, lit.

Date December — 22 December In late December, at the Goteik Gorge south of Hsipawthe two main armies faced off and the first major battle of the third invasion ensued.