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Death of Toungoo Dynasty | Myanmar Story
Taungu, Myanmar (Burma) rulers from the fifteenth or sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, whose rule is known as the Second Burmese Kingdom. Toungoo' King Minkyinyo (1486-1531) is usually regarded as the founding father of the monarchy, but many agencies believe that the founder's discernment should be reserved for his own brother Tabinshwehti (1531-50), who brought the kingdom closer together.
For example, the date of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy can be regarded as either 1486-1752 or 1531-1752. Tabinshahti first captured the Mohnyin Shan tribes in the north of Myanmar, eliminating an aspect of Myanmar's defragmentation that had been in existence since the end of the pagan ruling family in 1287. Through the consolidation of its might in Toungoo, high up on the Sittang River, Tabinshwehti rushed south, overrun the Irrawaddy River and destroyed the Mon city of Pegu (Bago).
In 1544, after having conquered a counteroffensive by Shan in Pyè (Prome), Tabinshwehti was coronated in the old capitol Pagan (Nyaung-U) as kings of all Myanmar. Tabinshwehti then began to raise an armies for an assault on the coast of Arakan in the western part; although the Myanmar troops were vanquished at Arakan, Tabinshwehti took his retiring armies eastwards to Ayutthaya to subjugate rebel troops from Thailand.
There followed a time of riots and rebellion among other conquering nations, and Tabinshwehti was murdered in 1551. As a forceful ruler and efficient army commandant, he made Toungoo Myanmar the most influential state in Southeast Asia. The Myanmar region even included much of Laos and stretched over the Mae Nam Chao Phraya River to Ayutthaya, near Bangkok.
Throughout Myanmar's reign, Siam stayed for 15 years. When Bayinnaung passed away in 1581, he was ready to launch a last, crucial attack on the Aracanese. Its followers were compelled to suppress rebellion in other parts of the realm, and the triumph over Arakan was never attained. Instead, the Myanmar imperium was slowly disintegrating.
However, the Toungoo family lasted another hundred and a half centuries, until the time of the reign of Mahadammayaza (1733-52), but never again governed all of Myanmar.