Tribhuvanāditya

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Tribhuvanāditya was the ruler of the Khmer Empire from 1166 to 1177. He came to power after he assassinated Yasovarman II. He was a mandarin who, around 1165, overthrew Yasovarman II and proclaimed himself king of Cambodia. He ruled over many rebellions by Yasovarman's loyal supporters but managed to hold the throne until forces from the neighboring Champa empire under Jaya Indravarman III invaded and conquered his capital Angkor. He was then killed Jaya Indravarman III.[1] [2]:163

In 1177 the Cham invasion, led by Jaya Indravarman IV, looted the Khmer capital,[3]:78–79 and rid the country of the usurper.[2]:164[4]:120

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Bennett (1998), The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ancient & Medieval Warfare. ISBN 1-57958-116-1. Page 166. (google book)
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ Maspero, G., 2002, The Champa Kingdom, Bangkok: White Lotus Co., Ltd., ISBN 9747534991
  4. ^ Higham, C., 2001, The Civilization of Angkor, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN 9781842125847
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Yasovarman II
Emperor of Angkor
1167–1177
Succeeded by
Jayavarman VII