Vira Narendra Sinha of Kandy

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Sri Vira Parakrama Narendra Sinha
King of Kandy
Reign4 June 1707 – 13 May 1739
Coronation1707
PredecessorVimaladharmasurya II
SuccessorSri Vijaya Rajasinha
Born1690
Sri Lanka
Died13 May 1739
Sri Lanka
Burial
Kandy, Sri Lanka
SpouseUdumale Devi Madurai and the daughter of Monaravila Dissave of Matale
IssueUnambuwe and another boy
HouseHouse of Dinajara
FatherVimaladharmasurya II
MotherMuthukuda

Sri Vira Parakrama Narendra Sinha (1707–1739 AD) was the last Sinhalese King of Sri Lanka of the Kingdom of Kandy. Narendrasinha ascended to the throne when he was 17 years old and reigned for 32 years.

Vira Parakrama Narendra Sinha was believed to be a considerably pious monarch, and like his predecessor, he lived at peace with the Dutch invaders and devoted himself to the furtherance of literature and religion. His wife was a Madurai Nayak Dynasty princess from southern India. Since he had no children of his own he was succeeded by his wife's brother, Sri Vijaya Rajasinha, who was of Nayakkar nationality which originated from south India. After that the throne of the Sinhalese kings passed to the Nayakkars till the monarchy ended.

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Vira Narendra Sinha of Kandy
Born: ? 1690 Died: May 13 1739
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Vimaladharmasurya II
King of Kandy
4 June 1707–13 May 1739
Succeeded by
Sri Vijaya Rajasinha