Lan Kham Deng

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Lan Kham Deng
King of Lan Xang
Reign 1416 - 1428
Coronation 1417
Predecessor Samsenethai
Successor Phommathat
Born 1387
Muang Sua, Lan Xang
Died 1428
Muang Sua, Lan Xang
Burial Wat Manorom, Muang Sua
Spouse Queen Keo Poum Fa
Issue Prince Phommathat
Prince Yukhon
Prince Nu Kon
Regnal name
Samdach Brhat-Anya Chao Lamakamadinga
Dynasty Khun Lo
Father Samsenthai
Mother Bua Then Fa (Muang Sua)
Religion Therevada Buddhism

Lan Kham Deng (1375–1428) was the third king of the Lao state of Lan Xang. He was the oldest son of Samsenethai.[1]

During his reign, the Hồ dynasty emperor in Vietnam requested that Lan Kham Deng send some troops to help the Vietnamese fight off the Chinese, who were attacking them during the Ming–Hồ War. Lan Kham Deng sent thousands Laotian of troops to aid the Vietnamese, but for some reason, the armies of Lan Xang turned on the Vietnamese and fought on China's side.

Eventually, Vietnam defeated China. By that time, Lan Xang's relations with Vietnam were deteriorated and total war soon broke out. The war with Vietnam caused chaos in Lan Xang followed by many attempts by royals to seize the throne.

Lan Kham Deng died in 1428 at the age of 53. He had ruled for 12 years.

He had two sons; Prince Phommathat and Prince Yu Khong. Lan Kham Deng was succeeded by Phommathat.

Lan Kham Deng
Preceded by
Samsenethai
King of Lan Xang
1416–1427
Succeeded by
Phommathat

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