Nanda, Nanda Bayin (or Nandabayin), was the king of the Taungoo Dynasty of Myanmar from 1581 to 1599. He succeeded his father Bayinnaung.
Upon assuming power, Nanda Bayin was faced with a rebellion begun by his uncle, the viceroy of Innwa. Nanda defeated his uncle, but was unable to subjugate Siam, at the time a vassal state of Myanmar. A Siamese rebellion was led by Naresuan, who defeated several of Nanda's armies in the Chao Phraya river valley.
Nanda faced another revolt in southern Myanmar, which was supported by Siam. In 1595, Nanda defended Bago, the royal capital, from a Siamese attack.
Still another revolt, this time begun by his brothers (the viceroys of Taungoo, Pyay, and Innwa), occurred in 1599. Nanda was taken prisoner after his brothers gained the support of the king of Rakhine and besieged Bago.
It is cited that Nanda died in 1599, having "laughed to death when informed, by a visiting Italian merchant, that Venice was a free state without a king."
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Record added: Jul 25, 2009
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