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Religion Tibetan Buddhism
Born (1683-03-01)1 March 1683
Tawang (present-day Arunachal Pradesh, India)
Died 15 November 1706(1706-11-15) (aged 23)
Qinghai (presumed, last appearance)
Senior posting
Title 6th Dalai Lama
Period in office 1697–1706
Predecessor Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso
Successor Kelzang Gyatso
6th Dalai Lama
Chinese name
Chinese 倉央嘉措 and 宕桑汪波
Tibetan name
Tibetan ཚངས་དབྱངས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་

Tsangyang Gyatso (Tibetan: ཚངས་དབྱངས་རྒྱ་མཚོ, Wylie: tshangs-dbyangs rgya-mtsho, ZYPY: Cangyang Gyamco; 1 March 1683 – 15 November 1706) was the 6th Dalai Lama. He was a Monpa by ethnicity and was born at Urgelling Monastery, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Tawang, India and not far from the large Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of present-day Arunachal Pradesh.

He had grown up a youth of high intelligence, liberal to a fault, fond of pleasure, alcohol, and women, and later led a playboy lifestyle. He disappeared near Qinghai, possibly murdered, on his way to Beijing in 1706. The 6th Dalai Lama composed poems and songs that have become popular not only in modern-day Tibet, but also among Tibet speaking communities in Nepal and India and all across China.

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