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Statue of Alaungpaya in front of the National Museum, Yangon
|King of Burma|
|Reign||29 February 1752 – 11 May 1760|
|Coronation||17 April 1752|
|Born||24 August [O.S. 13 August] 1714
Friday, 1st waning of Tawthalin 1076 ME
|Died||11 May 1760
Sunday, 12th waning of Kason 1122 ME
|Father||Min Nyo San|
|Mother||Saw Nyein Oo|
Alaungpaya (Burmese: အလောင်းဘုရား also spelled Alaunghpaya or Alaung Phra; 24 August [O.S. 13 August] 1714 – 11 May 1760) was the founder of the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar). By the time of his death from illness during his campaign in Siam, this former chief of a small village in Upper Burma had unified Burma, subdued Manipur, conquered Lan Na and defeated the French and the British who had given help to the Restored Hanthawaddy Kingdom. He added settlements around Dagon, and called the enlarged town Yangon.
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