|King of Burma |
Prince of Pindale
|Reign||27 August 1648 – 3 June 1661|
19 October 1648 |
3rd waxing of Tazaungmon 1010 ME
23 March 1608 |
Sunday, 6th waxing of Late Tagu 969 ME
3 June 1661 53) (aged|
Friday, 7th waxing of Nayon 1023 ME
|Burial||Chindwin River (drowned)|
|Consort||Atula Sanda Dewi|
Thiri Hpone Htut |
|Mother||Khin Myo Sit|
Pindale Min (Burmese: ပင်းတလဲမင်း, pronounced: [pɪ́ɴdəlɛ́ mɪ́ɴ]; 1608–1661) was king of the Toungoo dynasty of Burma (Myanmar) from 1648 to 1661. Prince of Pindale ascended to the Burmese throne after his father King Thalun died in 1648. Pindale's ineffectual reign was the beginning of the gradual decline of Toungoo dynasty over the next century.
The Yongli Emperor of Southern Ming established himself at Kunming in Yunnan and extracting tribute from Chiang Hung. The Burmese armies under his brother Pye the King of Prome were sent north to claim Chiang Hung but failed. Then there were omens and rumors that there would be two kings in Burma. Yongli was eventually driven out of Yunnan and fled to Bhamo, requesting Burmese alliance. Pindale granted the residence to the Ming Emperor at Sagaing along with his officials.
The Qing, however, promptly amassed the troops into Burma to capture the last Ming prince. The Kingdom of Ava was largely plundered and Ava was laid siege. The siege was unsuccessful, however,:220–223 due to the defense provided by the Bayingyi – the Portuguese gunners. The Qing invasions had burnt the Burmese farms in Ava and resulted in famine and Pindale lost his popularity. His brother Pye then staged a coup and took the throne, drowning Pindale, his chief queen, son and grandson in the river to death.
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Pindale MinBorn: 23 March 1608 Died: 3 June 1661
|King of Burma
27 August 1648 – 3 June 1661
| Succeeded by|
Minye Kyawswa II of Toungoo
|Heir to the Burmese Throne
18 August 1647–27 August 1648
| Succeeded by|
Minye Thihathu of Salin