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Visunarat was the king of Lan Xang from 1500 until 1520.
seventh son of King Sai Tia Kaphut, King of Lan Xang. Appointed as Governor of Vientiane 1480. Appointed as Chief Minister with the title of Phya Sena Muang in 1491 with the reign name of Visun (Lightning). Served as Regent for his minor nephew, 1495-1497. Deposed his nephew and proclaimed as King 1500. Ascended the throne and crowned King in 1501. His reign was prosperous and peaceful with a large number of shrines and monuments being constructed, including the Maha Vihara of Vat Visun, which he built to house the palladium of Luang Prabang, the Maha Pasman, which had been at Vientiane since 1359. A number of important religious texts and literary works were composed or translated into Lao during his reign. He d. at Vientiane, 1520
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