Maha Bandula

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Birthday
6, 1782
Birthplace
Myanmar
Death Date
Apr 1, 1825 (42)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1782
Birthplace
Myanmar
Death Date
Apr 1, 1825 (42)

About

This Burmese national hero served during the 1820s as Commander of the Royal Burmese Armed Forces. He is particularly remembered for his heroic resistance to British rule and for his key role in the First Anglo-Burmese War.

Before Fame

Before beginning his military career, he was first a royal guard for Prince Thado Minsaw and later a governor.

Trivia

A statue erected in his honor stands in Yangon, Burma.

Family Life

His birth name was Maung Yit, and he and his two brothers and one sister grew up as the children of Pauk Taw and Nyein. His marriage to Shin Min Bu resulted in a child named Kyan Gy.

Associated With

He and early 21st-century Burmese President Thein Sein both served as military commanders.