List of Kandyan monarchs

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King of Kingdom of Kandy
Former Monarchy
King of Kandy.svg
Royal Standard
King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha (1780-1832).JPG
Sri Vikrama Rajasinha
First monarch Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu
Last monarch Vikrama Rajasinha
Official residence Royal Palace
Monarchy began 1473
Monarchy ended 1815

The following is a list of monarchs of the Kingdom of Kandy from 1473 to 1815. The monarch of Kandy was first established by Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu, a royal from the Kingdom of Kotte. It is possible to say that the Kingdom of Kandy was ruled by three dynasties, the royal blood line from Kotte, the House of Dinajara and the Nayaks of Kandy. Note that the reigns between the royal house from Kotte and the House of Dinajara are not exact for there is not sufficient information, and that Yamasinghe Bandara ruled for only a year or less.

House of Siri Sanga Bo (1473–1592)[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
King of Kandy.svg Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu - - 1473 1511 *Belongs to Kotte Royal Blood line (Ruled Kandy as a semi-independent kingdom under the Kingdom of Kotte)
King of Kandy.svg Jayaweera Astana - - 1511 1551 *Son of Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu
King of Kandy.svg Karaliyadde Bandara - - 1551 1581 *Son of Jayaweera
Queen Dona Catherina.JPG Dona Catherina
(aka Kusumasana Dev)
- - 1581 1581 *Daughter of Karaliyedde Bandara.
King of Kandy.svg Rajasinha I
(aka Tikiri Banda)
1544 1593 1581 1591 *Deposed Dona Catherina.

House of Dinajara (1590–1739)[edit]

Main article: House of Dinajara
Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
SpilbergenVimala.jpg Vimaladharmasuriya I
(aka Don João da Austria)
- 1604 1590 1604 *Son of Vijayasundara Bandara
King of Kandy.svg Senarat - 1635 1604 1635 *Cousin of Vimala Dharma Suriya I
King Rajasingha II (1608-1687).jpg Rajasinghe II 1608 December 6, 1687 1635 November 25, 1687 *Son of Senarat and Dona Catherina
King of Kandy.svg Vimaladharmasurya II - June 4, 1707 1687 June 4, 1707 *Son of King Rajasinghe II
King of Kandy.svg Vira Narendra Sinha
(aka Sri Vira Parakrama Narendra Singha)
1690 May 13, 1739 June 4, 1707 May 13, 1739 *Son of Vimala Dharma Suriya II

House of Kandy Nayakar (1739–1815)[edit]

Main article: Nayaks of Kandy
Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
King of Kandy.svg Vijaya Rajasinha
(aka Rajasimha III)
- August 11, 1747 May 13, 1739 August 11, 1747 *Brother-in-law of Narendra Singha
King of Kandy.svg Kirti Sri Rajasinha 1734 January 2, 1782 August 11, 1747 January 2, 1782 *Sri Vijaya Raja Singha’s wife’s eldest brother from Madura
King of Kandy.svg Rajadhi Rajasinha - July 26, 1798 January 2, 1782 July 26, 1798 *Brother of Kirthi Sri Raja Singha
King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha (1780-1832).JPG Vikrama Rajasinha
(aka Rajasimha IV)
1780 Jan 30, 1832 July 26, 1798 March 5, 1815 *Nephew of Sri Rajadhi Raja Singha

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