List of heirs to the Burmese thrones

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This is a list of the individuals who were, at any given time, considered the next in line to succeed the Burmese monarch to inherit the throne of various Burmese kingdoms (849–1885). Those who actually succeeded at any future time are shown in bold.

Pagan Kingdom[edit]

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Pyinbya Tannet Heir apparent son 859?
father succeeded
904
succeeded
Theinhko
934?–943
Sale Ngahkwe Theinhko Heir apparent son 934?
father succeeded
956
succeeded
Sokkate
1021?–1038
Kyiso Sokkate Heir presumptive brother 1021?
father succeeded
1038
succeeded
Sawlu
1049?–1077
Anawrahta Sawlu Heir apparent son 1049?
father succeeded
11 April 1077
succeeded
Sithu I
1090–1112/13, grandson
Kyansittha Sithu I Heir apparent grandson 17 January 1090
grandfather succeeded
1112/1113
succeeded
Min Shin Saw
1112/1113?–?, son
Alaungsithu Min Shin Saw Heir apparent son 1112/13?
father succeeded
 ?
exiled
Narathu
?–1167, brother
Narathu Heir presumptive son 116?
brother exiled
1167
brother assassinated
Naratheinkha
1167–1171, son
Narathu Naratheinkha Heir apparent son 1167
father succeeded
1171
succeeded
Sithu II
1171–1174, brother
Naratheinkha Sithu II Heir presumptive brother 1171
brother succeeded
1174
succeeded
Htilominlo
?–1211, son
Sithu II Htilominlo Heir apparent son  ?
father succeeded
18 August 1211
succeeded
Kyaswa
?–1235, son
Htilominlo Naratheinga Uzana Heir apparent son  ?
father succeeded
1235
died
Kyaswa
1231–1235, brother
Kyaswa Heir apparent son  ?
father succeeded
19 July 1235
brother died
Uzana
1235–1251, son
Narathu Uzana Heir apparent son 1235
father succeeded
1251
succeeded
Narathihapate
1256, son
Uzana Thihathu Heir apparent son 1251
father succeeded
May 1256
assassinated
Uzana of Bassein
?–1287, nephew
Narathihapate Uzana of Bassein Heir presumptive son  ?
father succeeded
1 July 1287
assassinated
Theingapati
1289–1297, nephew
Kyawswa Theingapati Heir apparent son 30 May 1289
father succeeded
17 December 1297
assassinated
End of Pagan Dynasty

Pinya Kingdom[edit]

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Thihathu Uzana I Heir apparent adopted son 7 February 1313
Formation of Pinya Kingdom
c. February 1325
succeeded
Kyawswa I
1325–1343, half-brother
Uzana I Kyawswa I Heir apparent half-brother c. February 1325
brother succeeded
29 March 1344
succeeded
Kyawswa II
1343–1350, son
Kyawswa I Kyawswa II Heir apparent son 29 March 1344
father succeeded
12 December 1350
succeeded
Narathu
1350–1359, brother
Kyawswa II Narathu Heir presumptive brother 12 December 1350
brother succeeded
19 March 1359
succeeded
Uzana II
1364, brother
Narathu Uzana II Heir presumptive brother June 1364
brother deposed
June 1364
succeeded
End of Pinya Kingdom

Sagaing Kingdom[edit]

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Saw Yun Tarabya I Heir presumptive half-brother 16 May 1315
Formation of Sagaing Kingdom
7 February 1327
succeeded
Kyaswa
1327–1335, nephew
Tarabya I Kyaswa Heir apparent uncle 7 February 1327
son of Saw Yun
1335
usurped
Nawrahta Minye
1339–1348, brother
Kyaswa Nawrahta Minye Heir apparent brother 1339
brother succeeded
1348
succeeded
Tarabya II
1350, brother
Nawrahta Minye Tarabya II Heir apparent brother 1348
brother succeeded
c. March 1350
succeeded
Minbyauk Thihapate
1350–1352, brother-in-law
Tarabya II Minbyauk Thihapate Heir presumptive brother-in-law c. March 1350
brother-in-law succeeded
23 February 1352
succeeded
End of Sagaing Kingdom

Ava Kingdom[edit]

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Swa Saw Ke Tarabya Heir apparent son c. April 1385
father elected king
April 1400
succeeded
Kale Kyetaungnyo
April 1400, son
Tarabya Kale Kyetaungnyo Heir presumptive son April 1400
father succeeded
25 November 1400
uncle succeeded
Theiddat
1401–1407, uncle
Minkhaung I Theiddat Heir presumptive brother 25 November 1400
brother succeeded
February 1407
nephew anointed
Minye Kyawswa
1407–1417, nephew
Minye Kyawswa Heir apparent son 1406
anointed
24 March 1417
killed in action
Thihathu
1419–1422, brother
Thihathu Heir apparent son 1419
brother died
February 1422
succeeded
Minhlange
1425, son
Thihathu Minhlange Heir presumptive son February 1422?
father succeeded
August 1425
succeeded
Minye Kyawswa I
1426–1439
Mohnyin Thado Minye Kyawswa I Heir apparent son 20 May 1426
father succeeded
May 1439
succeeded
Narapati I
1442–1442, brother
Minye Kyawswa I Narapati I Heir presumptive brother January 1442?
brother succeeded
25 April 1442
succeeded
Thihathura
14??–1468, son
Narapati of Ava Thihathura Heir apparent son 25 April 1442
father succeeded
24 July 1468
succeeded
Minkhaung II
1468–1480, son
Thihathura Minkhaung II Heir apparent son 24 July 1468
father succeeded
c. August 1480
succeeded
Thihathura II
1480–1501, son
Minkhaung II Thihathura II Heir apparent son c. August 1480
father succeeded
1485
became joint-king
Narapati II
1501, brother
Narapati II Heir apparent son 4 March 1501
brother died
7 April 1501
succeeded
Mingyi Nyo of Ava
1519–1527
Narapati II Mingyi Nyo of Ava Heir apparent son 1519
father succeeded
14 March 1527
father overthrown
Narapati III
1542–1545
Hkonmaing Narapati III Heir apparent son June 1542
father elected
September 1545
succeeded

Ramanya[edit]

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Wareru Hkun Law Heir presumptive brother December 1287
brother founded dynasty
January 1307
succeeded
Saw Zein
13??–1323, nephew
Saw O Saw Zein Heir apparent brother 13??
brother succeeded
September 1323
succeeded
Binnya E Laung
1330–1340s, nephew
Binnya E Law Binnya E Laung Heir presumptive son c. May 1330
father succeeded
1340s
died
Binnya U
14??–1422, cousin
Binnya U Heir presumptive nephew 1340s
cousin died
1348
succeeded
Baw Ngan-Mohn
1382–1384, nephew
Binnya U Baw Ngan-Mohn Heir apparent son in or before 1382
father succeeded
2 January 1384
brother succeeded
Bawlawkyantaw
1384–1390, nephew
Razadarit Bawlawkyantaw Heir presumptive son 4 January 1384
father succeeded
April 1390
executed
Binnya Dhammaraza
14??–1422, brother
Binnya Dhammaraza Heir apparent son 14??
brother died
1421
succeeded
Binnya Ran I
1421–1424, brother
Binnya Dhammaraza Binnya Ran I Heir apparent brother 1421
brother succeeded
1424
succeeded
Binnya Waru
14??–1446, nephew
Binnya Ran I Binnya Waru Heir apparent nephew
adopted son
14??
uncle succeeded
1446
succeeded
Dhammazedi
1460–1471, brother-in-law
Shin Sawbu Dhammazedi Heir apparent son-in-law 1460
mother-in-law succeeded
1471
succeeded
Binnya Ran II
1471–1492, son
Dhammazedi Binnya Ran II Heir apparent son 1483
father succeeded
1492
succeeded
Takayutpi
15??–1526, son
Binnya Ran II Takayutpi Heir apparent son 15??
father succeeded
1526
succeeded

Prome Kingdom[edit]

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Thado Minsaw Bayin Htwe Heir apparent son  ?
father founded kingdom
1526
brother succeeded
Narapati
1526–1532, son
Bayin Htwe Narapati Heir apparent son 1526
father dethroned
c. December 1532
succeeded
Minkhaung
1532–1539, brother
Narapati Minkhaung Heir presumptive brother c. December 1532
uncle succeeded
c. February 1539
succeeded

Toungoo Dynasty[edit]

The dates after 1582 are according to the Gregorian calendar.

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Mingyi Nyo Tabinshwehti Heir apparent son 16 April 1516
Only son
24 November 1530
succeeded
Bayinnaung
1542–1550, brother-in-law
Tabinshwehti Bayinnaung Heir presumptive brother-in-law April 1542
anointed
30 April 1550
succeeded
Nanda
1551–1581, son
Bayinnaung Nanda Heir apparent son 11 January 1551
father succeeded
10 October 1581
succeeded
Mingyi Swa
1581–1593, son
Nanda Mingyi Swa Heir apparent son 15 October 1581
father succeeded
8 February 1593
killed in action
Minye Kyawswa II
1593–1599, brother
Minye Kyawswa II Heir apparent son 29 December 1593
brother died
December 1599
defected
Anaukpetlun
1603–1605, cousin
Nyaungyan Anaukpetlun Heir apparent son 11 August 1603
father succeeded
5 November 1605
succeeded
Thalun
1605–1628, brother
Anaukpetlun Thalun Heir apparent brother 5 November 1605
father succeeded
9 July 1628
nephew succeeded
Minye Kyawswa III
1635–1647, brother
Thalun Minye Kyawswa Heir apparent brother 2 June 1635[1]
brother succeeded
18 August 1647
died
Pindale
1647–1648, nephew
Pindale Heir apparent son 18 August 1647
uncle died
27 August 1648
succeeded
Minye Thihathu
1648–1653
Pindale Minye Thihathu Heir apparent brother 5 September 1648[2]
brother succeeded
25 December 1653[3]
died
Narazeya
1654–1661, brother
Narazeya Heir apparent son 30 January 1654[4]
uncle died
3 June 1661
father deposed
Narawara
1664–1672, cousin
Pye Narawara Heir apparent son 1 June 1664
father succeeded
13 April 1672
succeeded
Sanay
1688–1698, nephew
Minye Kyawhtin Sanay Heir apparent son 8 September 1688
father succeeded
4 May 1698
succeeded
Taninganway
1711–1714, son
Sanay Taninganway Heir apparent son 1 November 1711
father succeeded
12 September 1714
succeeded
Mahadhammaraza Dipadi
1727–1733, son
Taninganway Mahadhammaraza Dipadi Heir apparent son 6 May 1727
elder brothers died
12 December 1733
succeeded
End of Toungoo Dynasty

Konbaung Dynasty[edit]

Monarch Heir Status Relationship to Monarch Became heir; reason Ceased to be heir; reason Next in succession
Alaungpaya Naungdawgyi Heir apparent son 29 February 1752
Formation of Konbaung Dynasty
11 May 1760
succeeded
Hsinbyushin
1760–1763, brother
Naungdawgyi Hsinbyushin Heir presumptive brother 11 May 1760
brother succeeded
28 November 1763
succeeded
Singu
1763–1776, son
Hsinbyushin Singu Heir apparent brother 28 November 1763
father succeeded
10 June 1776
succeeded
Pyinsi
1776–1782, son
Singu Pyinsi Heir presumptive son 10 June 1776
father succeeded
6 February 1782
killed
Thado Minsaw
1783–1808, first cousin
Bodawpaya Thado Minsaw Heir apparent son 13 July 1783
father succeeded
9 April 1808
died
Bagyidaw
1808–1819, son
Bagyidaw Heir apparent son 17 April 1808
father died
5 June 1819
succeeded
Tharrawaddy
1819–1837, younger brother
Bagyidaw Tharrawaddy Heir apparent brother 5 June 1819
brother succeeded
15 April 1837
succeeded
Pagan
1842–1846, son
Tharrawaddy Pagan Heir apparent son August 1842
father succeeded
17 November 1846
succeeded
Mindon
1846–1852, younger brother
Pagan Mindon Heir presumptive brother 17 November 1846
brother succeeded
18 February 1853
succeeded
Kanaung
1852–1866, younger brother
Mindon Kanaung Heir apparent brother 18 February 1853
brother succeeded
2 August 1866
assassinated
Thibaw
1878, nephew
Thibaw Heir apparent son 19 September 1878
elected
1 October 1878
succeeded
End of Konbaung Dynasty
End of Burmese monarchy

Thibaw Min was deposed and exiled in 1885. He died in exile in India in 1916. He was succeeded as head of the family by his daughters Myat Paya Lat (1916–1956) and Myat Phaya (1956–1962). Since 1962 the claimant to the throne has been Taw Phaya, the second son of Princess Myat Phaya.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Hmannan Vol. 3 2003: 232–233): Saturday, 4th waning of Nayon 992 ME = 2 June 1635
  2. ^ (Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 212–213): Saturday, 4th waning of 1010 ME = 5 September 1648
  3. ^ (Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 218): Thursday, 7th waxing of Pyatho 1015 ME = 25 December 1653
  4. ^ (Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 218): Thursday, 13th waxing of Tabodwe 1015 ME = 30 January 1654

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