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List of Dalai Lamas

Dalai Lama of Tibet
Emblem of Tibet.svg
Emblem of the Tibetan government-in-exile
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Details
StyleHis Holiness
First monarch1st
13th Dalai Lama (as head of state)
Last monarch14th Dalai Lama (as head of state)
FormationJuly 1912
Abolition24 October 1951
ResidencePotala Palace
Norbulingka
Pretender(s)Yeshe Gyatso

This is a list of Dalai Lamas of Tibet. There have been 14 recognised incarnations of the Dalai Lama. In addition, there was one unofficial Dalai Lama named Yeshe Gyatso (declared in 1707) as a pretender for the position of the 6th Dalai Lama, but was never accepted as the true Dalai Lama by a majority of the population.

Image Name Date of birth Dalai Lama From Dalai Lama Until Date of death
1st Dalai Lama
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1st Dalai Lama
Gedun Drub 1391 N/A 1474
2nd Dalai Lama
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2nd Dalai Lama
Gedun Gyatso 1475 1492 1542
3rd Dalai Lama
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3rd Dalai Lama
Sonam Gyatso 1543 1578 1588
4th Dalai Lama
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4th Dalai Lama
Yonten Gyatso 1589 1601 1617
5th Dalai Lama
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5th Dalai Lama
Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso 1617 1642 1682
6th Dalai Lama
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6th Dalai Lama
Tsangyang Gyatso 1683 1697 1706
7th Dalai Lama
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7th Dalai Lama
Kelzang Gyatso 1708 1720 1757
8th Dalai Lama
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8th Dalai Lama
Jamphel Gyatso 1758 1762 1804
9th Dalai Lama
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9th Dalai Lama
Lungtok Gyatso 1805 1810 1815
10th Dalai Lama 10th Dalai Lama Tsultrim Gyatso 29 March 1816 1826 1837
11th Dalai Lama 11th Dalai Lama Khedrup Gyatso 1 November 1838 1842 31 January 1856
12th Dalai Lama 12th Dalai Lama Trinley Gyatso 26 January 1857 1860 25 April 1875
13th Dalai Lama
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13th Dalai Lama
Thubten Gyatso 12 February 1876 1879 17 December 1933
14th Dalai Lama
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14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso 6 July 1935 17 November 1950 Alive

See also