Saw Beza

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Saw Beza
စောဘေဇာ
Queen Consort of Ava
TenureOctober 1373 – April 1400
Bornc. 1350s
Gazun-Neint
Died?
Ava (Inwa)
Spouse Swa Saw Ke
Issue Minkhaung I
Theiddat
Thupaba Dewi
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Saw Beza (Burmese : စောဘေဇာ, pronounced  [sɔ́ bèzà] ) was a queen consort of King Swa Saw Ke of Ava. She was the mother of King Minkhaung I of Ava, Gov. Theiddat of Sagaing, and Queen Thupaba Dewi of Hanthawaddy Pegu. [1]

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The future queen was a commoner named Mi Beza from a small village named Gazun-Neint (ကန်စွန်းနိမ့်) near Mohnyin (in present-day Kachin State). King Swa met her at her village in the dry season of 1372–73 while he was on campaign to Mohnyin. The king took her as a concubine during the campaign. After the campaign, he told her to come to Ava (Inwa) if she bore him a son. She gave birth to a son (later King Minkhaung I) on 13 October 1373, after which she went to Ava. The king, as promised, raised her to queen. They had two more children. [2]

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References

  1. Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 436
  2. Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 409–410

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Saw Beza
Born:c. 1350s Died: ?
Royal titles
Preceded by
Saw Taw Oo of Sagaing
Queen Consort of Ava
1373–1400
Succeeded by
Min Hla Myat of Ava