Rajas of Sikkim

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The Namgyal Rajas of Sikkim

Name Succeeds Born Reign Died Notes
1) Phuntsog 1642-1670 1670
2) Tensung father 1670-1700 1700 son of second wife
3) Chakdor father 1700-1717 1717
4) Gyurmed father 1717-1733 1733
5) Phunstok II father 1733-1780 1780
6) Tenzing father 1780-1793 1793
7) Tshudpud father 1793-1863 1863 gained independence from Nepal
8) Sedkeong father 1863-1874 1874
9) Thutob half-brother 1860 1874-1914 1914 fifth son
10) Sedkeong Tukul father 1879 1914 1914 reigned from February 10 to December 5; d.s.p.; died of heart failure after a chill.
11) Tashi half-brother 10/26/1893 1914-1963 1963 crowned by 13th Dalai Lama
12) Palden Thondup father 5/22/1923 1963-1982 1982
13) Wangchuk father 4/1/1953 1982- second son; son of first wife
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