King Thibaw

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King Thibaw was the last king of Myanmar, after he was deposed by the British in 1885 to live in exile in Ratanagiri, a small and isolated town in India. King Thibaw is known as the last king of Myanmar—a man of weak character who was easily manipulated by his strong-willed wife, Queen Supayalat. Despite being only the 41st son of King Mingdon, he was placed on the throne by Queen Supayalat’s mother and other influential ministers of the court who conspired to manipulate their “puppet.” In Myanmar’s history, Thibaw’s rise to throne was marred by the massacre of a large number of royal family members, and his reign made infamous by marking the end of many centuries of monarchic dynasty due to British colonization.