Pratap Singh Shah

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Pratap Singh Shah
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King of Nepal
Reign11 January 1775 – 17 November 1777
Coronation12 January 1775[1]
PredecessorPrithvi Narayan Shah
SuccessorRana Bahadur Shah
Born16 April 1751
Gorkha, Nepal
Died17 November 1777 (aged 26) (tuberculosis)
Kathmandu, Nepal
SpouseRajendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi
Maiju Rani Maneshvari Devi
Rani Bhitryani Devi
IssueNagendra Shah (died young)
Rana Bahadur Shah
Bidur Bahadur Shah
Sher Bahadur Shah
DynastyHouse of Shah
FatherPrithvi Narayan Shah
MotherNarendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi
ReligionHinduism

Pratap Singh Shah, King of Nepal (Nepali: प्रतापसिंह शाह) (1751–1777)[2] was the second King of modern Nepal. He was the eldest son of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the king who started the unification of the Nepal.

He became King at the age of 24 in 1775. Pratap Singh Shah ruled only up to 1777 for 36 months, and died of smallpox at the age of 26. He was succeeded by his two-year-old son Rana Bahadur Shah. He did not actively participate in the unification campaign led by his father. The boundaries of Nepal continued to extend after his reign, as his wife Rajendra Laxmi and his brother Prince Bahadur Shah continued the unification campaign as regents of his son Ranabahadur Shah. He was more involved in the Royal luxuries rather than the unification campaign.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Ark
  2. ^ "Royal Court of Nepal". Archived from the original on 10 November 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2006.
Pratap Singh Shah
Born: 16 April 1751 Died: 17 November 1777
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Prithvi Narayan Shah
King of Nepal
1775–1777
Succeeded by
Rana Bahadur Shah