Prithvi of Nepal

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This article is about the King of Nepal between 1881 and 1911. For Prithvi Narayan Shah, King of Nepal between 1768 and 1775, see Prithvi Narayan Shah.
Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah
King of Nepal
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King Prithvi of Nepal
Reign 17 May 1881 – 11 December 1911
Coronation 1 December 1881[1]
Predecessor Surendra Bir Bikram Shah
Successor Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah
Born 18 August 1875
Basantapur, Nepal
Died 11 December 1911 (aged 36) (Poisoned)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Spouse Raman Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah
Divyeshwari Laxmi Devi Shah
Kirti Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah
Durga Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah
Issue Princess Lakshmi
Princess Rama
Princess Tara
King Tribhuvan
Princess Suman
Dynasty House of Shah
Father Trailokya Bir Bikram Shah Deva
Mother Lalit Rajya Laxmi Devi
Religion Hinduism

Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah (Nepali: पृथ्वी बीर विक्रम शाह) (18 August 1875 – 11 December 1911) was King of Nepal from 1881 until 1911. Among the most notable events of his reign were the introduction of the first automobiles to Nepal, and the creation of strict water and sanitation systems for much of the country. King Prithvi's eldest child was Princess Royal Lakshmi Rajya Laxmi Devi, who was married to Field Marshal Kaiser Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana.[2] She was made the Crown Princess and was heir to Nepal's throne until she was in her late teens, when her brother King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev was born. Until then King Prithvi only had four daughters and four from another wife.[3]

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Prithvi of Nepal
Born: 18 August 1875 Died: 11 December 1911
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Surendra Bir Bikram Shah
King of Nepal
1881–1911
Succeeded by
Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah