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Mahathammaracha IV

Mahathammaracha IV
มหาธรรมราชาที่ ๔
King of Sukhothai
Reign 1419–1438
Predecessor Sai Lue Thai
Successor Ramesuan (as Ayutthayan viceroy)
Died 1438
Full name
Phaya Banmeung, Phra Maha Thammaracha IV
Dynasty Phra Ruang Dynasty
Father Sai Lue Thai

Mahathammaracha IV (Thai: มหาธรรมราชาที่ ๔), born as Boromapan (Thai: บรมปาล), was the last king of the Sukhothai Kingdom.

In 1419, after the death of Sai Lue Thai, his sons Phaya Ram and Phaya Ban Meuang fought for the throne. Intharacha of Ayutthaya Kingdom intervened and further divided the kingdom between the two. Ban Mueang was installed as a vassal king, owing allegiance to Ayutthaya. His residence was in Phitsanulok, though the kingdom was still referred to as "Sukhothai".[1] In 1430, he moved his residence back to the old capital.[2] When Mahathammaracha IV died in 1438, King Borommaracha II of Ayutthaya installed his son Ramesuan (the future king Borommatrailokkanat of Ayutthaya) as viceroy of Sukhothai, thus marking the end of Sukhothai as a separate kingdom.[3]

References

  1. ^ Patit Paban Mishra (2010). The History of Thailand. Greenwood. p. 39. 
  2. ^ David K. Wyatt (2004). Thailand: A Short History (2nd ed.). Silkworm Books. p. 58. 
  3. ^ David K. Wyatt (2004). Thailand: A Short History (2nd ed.). Silkworm Books. p. 59. 
Mahathammaracha IV
Born:  ? Died: 1438
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sai Lue Thai
King of Sukhothai
1419–1438
Succeeded by
Trailokkanat