Loethai

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Loethai
เลอไทย
King of Sukhothai
King of Siam
Reign 1298–1323
Predecessor Ramkhamhaeng
Successor Nguanamthom
Issue Lithai
House Phra Ruang Dynasty
Father Ramkhamhaeng
Born ?
Died 1323

Phaya Loethai (Thai: พระยาเลอไทย) was the fourth King of Sukhothai (1257–1323). He was preceded by his father Pho Khun Ramkhamhaeng until the throne was usurped by his cousin Phaya Nguanamthom.

After the death of Ramkhamhaeng, the Sukhothai tributaries broke away. Ramkhamhaeng was succeeded by his son Loethai. The vassal kingdoms, first Uttaradit in the north, then soon after the Laotian kingdoms of Luang Prabang and Vientiane (Wiangchan), liberated themselves from their overlord. In 1319 the Mon state to the west broke away, and in 1321 Phrae Tak, one of the oldest towns under the control of Sukhothai, under its control. To the south the powerful city of Suphanburi also broke free early in the reign of Loethai.

He sent an expedition against Champa around 1312,[1]:90 though George Coedes thinks it was his father who organized the raids in 1313. He did recapture Tavoy and Tenasserim from Martaban, and met the Dai Viet Emperor Tran Hien Tong in 1335. He "very probably died in 1347", after naming his so Lu Thai viceroy of Sawankhalok.[2]:219

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Reference[edit]

  1. ^ Maspero, G., 2002, The Champa Kingdom, Bangkok: White Lotus Co., Ltd., ISBN 9747534991
  2. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella, ed. The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1. 
Loethai
Born:  ? Died: 1323
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ramkhamhaeng
King of Sukhothai
1298–1323
Succeeded by
Nguanamthom