Bhutan: Heads of State: 1705-1907

Ruling Family: rGya; the term normally used by foreigners for Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che is Dharmarājā.
rGyal-tshab
1705 - 1712 rGyal-sras sPrul-sku Ngag-dbang Kun-dga' rGyal-mtshan (x)
Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che
1712 - 1730 Zhabs-drung Ngag-dbang Phyogs-las rNam-rgyal [1]
rGyal-tshab
1730 - ? rGyal-sras sPrul-sku 'Jigs-med Nor-bu [2]
? - 1736 Khri Rin-po-che Mi-phan dBang-po [2]
1736 - 1746 rGyal-sras sPrul-sku 'Brug-sgra rNam-rgyal [2]
Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che
1746 - 1761 Zhabs-drung Ngag-dbang 'Jigs-med Grags-pa (I) [3]
rGyal-tshab
1761 - 1762 Zhabs-drung gSung-sprul Ngag-dbang Shākya bsTan-'dzin (x)
Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che
1762 - 1788 Zhabs-drung Thugs-sprul Ngag-dbang Chos-kyi rGyal-mtshan
rGyal-tshab
1788 - 1791 Zhabs-drung gSung-sprul Ngag-dbang Ye-shes rGyal-mtshan
Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che
1791 - 1830 Zhabs-drung Thugs-sprul Ngag-dbang 'Jigs-med Grags-pa (II)
rGyal-tshab
1831 - 1831 Zhabs-drung gSung-sprul Ngag-dbang 'Jigs-med rDo-rje
Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che
1831 - 1861 Zhabs-drung Thugs-sprul Ngag-dbang 'Jigs-med Nor-bu
rGyal-tshab
1861 - 1862 Zhabs-drung gSung-sprul Phyogs-sprul Mi-pham Ye-shes dNgos-grub
Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che
1862 - 1904 Zhabs-drung Thugs-sprul Ngag-dbang 'Jigs-med Chos-rgyal
rGyal-tshab
1904 - 17 Dec 1907 Zhabs-drung gSung-sprul Phyogs-sprul Mi-pham Ye-shes dNgos-grub (x) [4]

[1] From 1759 regarded retrospectively as Zhabs-drung gSung-sprul.
[2] Zhabs-drung Rin-po-che (in dissidence)
  1730-1746 Zhabs-drung Ngag-dbang Shākya bsTan-'dzin (from 1759 regarded retrospectively as Zhabs-drung gSung-sprul)
[3] From 1759 regarded retrospectively as Zhabs-drung Thugs-sprul.
[4] Zhabs-drung Thugs-sprul Ngag-dbang 'Jigs-med rDo-rje (born 1905) was not enthroned.
Last updated on: 29 Dec 2009 23:18:05