Tarabya I of Sagaing
|King of Sagaing|
|Reign||5 February 1327 – 1335|
|Mother||Yadanabon of Pinya|
|Born||8 July 1297
Monday, 2nd waning of 2nd Waso 659 ME
|Died||1339 (aged 42)
Tarabya I or Tarabyagyi (Burmese: တရဖျားကြီး, pronounced: [təja̰pʰjá dʑí];1297–1339) was king of Sagaing from 1327 to 1335. He succeeded King Sawyun, his maternal half-brother. In 1335, he was brought put under arrest by his own son Shwetaungtet. After Shwetaungtet himself was assassinated in 1339 by Chief Minister Nandapangyan, the captive king was also killed.
Tarabya was at least half-Shan, (and likely full Shan). His mother Yadanabon was an ethnic Shan. His father died soon after his birth. Tarabya was just over a year old when his mother remarried to Thihathu, and gave birth to Sawyun.
The reign of Tarabya given by inscriptional evidence does not agree with those in the chronicles. According to inscriptional evidence, Tarabya came to power on 5 February 1327 and was overthrown in 1335/1336 (697 ME). According to the chronicles, he ascended the throne on 20 April 1323 (1st waning of Kason 685 ME), and lost power in 1336/1337 (698 ME).
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Tarabya I of SagaingBorn: 1297 Died: 1339
|King of Sagaing