Khin Tan

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Khin Tan
ခင်တန်
Queen of the Central Palace
Tenure 1084–1112?
Predecessor vacant
Successor Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi
Bornc. 1060s?
Htihlaing
Died ?
Pagan (Bagan)
Spouse Kyansittha
House Pagan
Father Chief of Htihlaing
Religion Theravada Buddhism

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References

  1. Harvey 1925: 38

Bibliography

Khin Tan
Born:c. 1060s Died: ?
Royal titles
Preceded by
Vacant
Queen of the Central Palace
1084–1112?
Succeeded by
Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi