IV. The Early Modern Period, 1500–1800 > D. South and Southeast Asia, 1500–1800 > 3. Mainland Southeast Asia, 1500–1800 > a. Burma > 1727
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1727
 
Chiengmai rebelled against Ava control.  1
 
1739
 
The Shan state of Kengtung rebelled as well. Between 1727 and 1743, governors of Martaban, Tavoy, Syriam, Toungoo, and Prome were killed or driven out by local rebels.  2
 
1740
 
Leaders of Pegu rebelled and declared their independence.  3
 
1752
 
Ava fell after two months of siege by a southern army that included representatives of several ethnic groups and was led by a prince of Shan descent. The king fled and the Toungoo dynasty ended.  4
 
1753
 
Alaungpaya, founder of the Konbaung dynasty, reunited Burma with assistance from the English East India Company and in opposition to the French. His second successor destroyed Ayutthaya (1767) and subdued Siam for a time, retaining the Tenasserim coast in Burmese possession. (See Burma)  5
 
 
 
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