another Schott

Curious Deaths Of Some Burmese Kings

Theinhko: killed by a farmer whose cucumbers he ate without permission. (931 ad)

Anawrahta : gored by a buffalo during a military campaign. (1077 ad)

Uzana : trampled to death by an elephant. (1254 ad)

Narathihapate : forced at knifepoint to take poison. (1287 ad)

Minrekyawswa : crushed to death by his own elephant. (1417 ad)

Razadarit : died after becoming entangled in the rope with which he was lassoing elephants. (1423 ad)

Tabinshweti : beheaded by his chamberlains while searching for a fictitious white elephant. (1551 ad)

Nandabayin : laughed to death when informed, by a visiting Italian merchant, that Venice was a free state without a king. (1599 ad)

Comments

Annagrace said…
Oh, Schott...(sigh) I love random trivia so MUCH, it's true
Paula said…
Perhaps they should avoid elephants.
Sharon said…
I snuck some cucumbers off my boyfriend's salad yesterday. I should watch my back.
Paola said…
Laughed to death...
Now, isn't THAT something.
Of course, by an Italian!