biographical name

(died October 1846) Seventh monarch of the Alaungpaya dynasty (r. 1819–37) of Myanmar. Bagyidaw was an ineffectual king, but his general, Maha Bandula, convinced him to pursue a policy of expansion in northeastern India. His conquest of Assam and Manipur angered the British, who launched the first of the Anglo-Burmese Wars. Bagyidaw spent the rest of his reign trying to mitigate the harsh terms of the Treaty of Yandabo (1826), which concluded that conflict.

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