Madhavrao II

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Madhav Rao Narayan
Shreemant Peshwa
Madhu Rao Narayan the Maratha Peshwa with Nana Fadnavis and attendants Poona 1792 by James Wales.jpg
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Peshwa of Maratha Empire
In office
1774 – 27 October 1795
Monarch Rajaram II
Preceded by Raghunathrao
Succeeded by Baji Rao II
Personal details
Born April 18, 1774
Died October 27, 1795(1795-10-27) (aged 21)
Shaniwar Wada, Pune
Nationality Indian
Profession Peshwa
Religion Hinduism
Maratha Emperors
(1674–1818) Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg
Shivaji 1674–1680
Sambhaji 1680–1689
Rajaram Chhatrapati 1689–1700
Shivaji II & Queen Tarabai 1700–1707
Chhatrapati Shahu 1707–1749
Rajaram II 1749–1777
Shahu II 1777–1808
Pratap Singh 1808–1818
Peshwas Prime Ministers
(1674–1818) Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg
Moropant Pingle 1674–1683
Moreshvar Pingale 1673–1689
Ramchandra Pant Amatya 1689–1708
Bahiroji Pingale 1708–1711
Parshuram Trimbak Kulkarni 1711–1713
Balaji Vishwanath 1712–1719
Baji Rao I 1719–1740
Balaji Baji Rao (Nanasaheb) 1740–1761
Madhavrao Ballal 1761–1772
Narayan Rao 1772–1773
Raghunathrao 1773–1774
Sawai Madhavrao 1774–1795
Baji Rao II 1795–1818

Peshwa Madhav Rao II (18 April 1774 – 27 October 1795) (aka Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa or Madhav Rao II Narayan) was Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India, from his infancy. 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 installed as Peshwa by the Treaty of Salbai[1] in 1782.


Madhavrao was the Posthumous son of Peshwa Narayanrao by his wife, Gangabai. After Narayanrao's murder, Raghunathrao became Peshwa but was soon deposed by the courtiers and knights of the Maratha Empire. They instead installed Gangabai's new born son, Madhavrao II, as the Peshwa with the courtiers themselves, led by Nana Fadnavis, as the Regents.He was made Peshawa when he was barely 40 days. His time in power was dominated by the political intrigues of Nana.

Madhavrao committed suicide at the age of 21 by jumping off from the high walls of the Shaniwar Wada in Pune.[2]

A Representation of the delivery of the Ratified Treaty of 1790 by Sir Chas Warre Malet Bart to His Highness Soneae Peshwa, in full Durbar or Court as held upon that occasion at Poonah in the East Indies on 6 July 1790

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  1. ^ Thorpe, S.T.E. The Pearson General Studies Manual 2009, 1/e. Pearson Education. p. 96. ISBN 9788131721339. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  2. ^ Marathas (Peshwas)

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