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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
Predecessor Mahadhammaraza Dipadi
Successor Naungdawgyi
Born 24 August [O.S. 13 August] 1714
Friday, 1st waning of Tawthalin 1076 ME
Died 11 May 1760(1760-05-11) (aged 45)
Sunday, 12th waning of Kason 1122 ME
Kinywa, Martaban
Burial May 1760
Spouse Yun San
among others...
Full name
Aung Zeya
House Konbaung
Father Min Nyo San
Mother Saw Nyein Oo
Religion Theravada Buddhism

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.

He is considered as one of the three greatest monarchs of Burma alongside Anawrahta and Bayinnaung for unifying Burma for the third time in Burmese history.

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