Min Aung Myat

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Min Aung Myat
မင်းအောင်မြတ်
Queen of the Southern Palace
Tenure1174 – c. 1185
Predecessorherself as Chief Queen
Successor Weluwaddy
Chief Queen Consort of Burma
Tenure1171 – 1174
Predecessor Taung Pyinthe
Successor Weluwaddy
Bornc. 1140s
Pagan (Bagan)
Diedc. 1185
Pagan
Spouse Naratheinkha (c. late 1150s–1174)
Sithu II (1174–c. 1185)
IssueSaw Pyei Chantha
House Pagan
MotherKyaungdawthe [1]
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Min Aung Myat (Burmese : မင်းအောင်မြတ်, pronounced  [mɪ́ɴ ʔàʊɴ mjaʔ] ; also Saw Aung Myat [2] ) was the chief queen consort of King Naratheinkha, [1] and the Queen of the Southern Palace of King Sithu II of the Pagan Dynasty of Myanmar (Burma). [3] King Sithu I and Queen Khin U were her maternal grandparents. [1] Naratheinkha and Sithu II were her second cousins. She and Naratheinkha were married by their grandfather king. [1] She had a daughter Saw Pyei Chantha with Naratheinkha but their child died in early 1170s during the reign of Naratheinkha. [3]

She became a queen of her brother-in-law Sithu II in 1174 when Sithu II overthrew Naratheinkha. She retained the title Taung Pyinthe ("Queen of the Southern Palace") but was no longer the chief queen. [3] [4] (Weluwaddy was the chief queen who partook in the coronation ceremony. [5] ) According to the chronicle Yazawin Thit , no extant records say she had any children with Sithu II, and seemed to have died around the same time or right before as Weluwaddy since a new queen was raised to the rank of Taung Pyinthe, right after Weluwaddy's death in 1186. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 312
  2. Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 124
  3. 1 2 3 Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 317
  4. 1 2 Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 133
  5. Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 315

Bibliography

Min Aung Myat
Born:c. 1140s Died:c. 1185
Royal titles
Preceded by
herself
as Chief Queen
Queen of the Southern Palace
1174 – c. 1185
Succeeded by
Weluwaddy
as Chief Queen
Preceded by
Taung Pyinthe
Chief Queen Consort of Burma
1171 – 1174
Succeeded by
Weluwaddy