Madhavrao II

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Madhav Rao II
Peshwa of Maratha empire
Madhavrao Narayan.jpg
Madhav Rao II
Reign 1774 - 1795
Coronation 28 May 1774
Born 18 April 1774
Birthplace Pune
Died 27 October 1795
Place of death Shaniwar Wada, Pune
Dynasty Peshwa dynasty
Father Narayan Rao
Mother Ganga Bai
Religious beliefs Hinduism
Peshwa Madhu Rao Narayan in Poona, 1792. (Painting by James Wales)

Peshwa Madhav Rao II (b. 18 Apr. 1774 – d. 27 Oct. 1795), (aka His Highness Shrimant Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa or Madhav Rao II Narayan), was Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India, from a young age. He was known as Sawai Madhav Rao or Madhav Rao Narayan. He was the posthumous son of Narayanrao Peshwa, murdered in 1773 on the orders of Raghunathrao Madhavrao was considered the legal heir, and was brought to power as peshwa by the treaty of Salbai[1] in 1782.


His time in power was dominated by the political intrigues of Nana Phadnis. Madhavrao's death was said to be by suicide. An old legend says that he jumped down from the high walls of the Shaniwar Wada in Pune.

A Representation of the delivery of the Ratified Treat of 1790 by Sir Chas Warre Malet Bart to His Highness Soneae Peshwa, in full Durbar or Court as held upon that occasion at Poonah in the East Indies on 6 July, 1790

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Preceded by
Succeeded by
Baji Rao II


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