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|Madhav Rao II|
|Peshwa of Maratha empire|
Madhav Rao II
|Coronation||28 May 1774|
|Born||18 April 1774
|Died||27 October 1795
Shaniwar Wada, Pune
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 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.
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- Jayapalan, N. (2001). History of India. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Limited. p. 79. ISBN 9788171569281. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
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