Pégou , that the Burmeses write Bago today, is a town of Burma and the capital of the division of the same name. It is located at 80 km of Rangoun, the capital of Burma. Its population is of 220.000 inhabitants.
The existence of two Latin C-Ws communication comes from the difference between the Burmese literal C-W communication and the real pronunciation.
Pégou was one of the three capitals of the Mons, with Thaton, located more at the east, and Nakhon Pathom, today in Thailand. According to the legend, they are two princesses mônes of Thaton who would have founded the city in 573 after J.C.
As of the eighth century, the kingdom of Pégou lost any importance and was included in that of Thaton.
It fell with the unit as of my from the west under the domination from the Burmese S from the Royaume from Pagan in 1057. In spite of a revolt in 1084, Mons did not find their independence that after the fall of Pagan in front of the Mongolian S in 1287.
During the reign of king Rajadhirat (1383 - 1421), Pégou is in continual war with the Burmese kingdom of Ava. The reign of the queen Baña Thau (in Burmese Shin Saw Drunk , 1453-72) is peaceful. It chooses the buddhist monk Dhammazedi to succeed to him (1472-92). Under this last, Pégou becomes a shopping mall and of Bouddhisme theravada.
The area falls down under the Burmese domination in 1539, with its annexation by the king Tabinshweti. The sovereigns of the Dynastie Taungû make of Pégou their capital, but lose it in 1599, to take it again only in 1613. They use it as bases for their repeated invasions of the Siam. The city was an important port, frequently visited by Europeans, but too exposed: The Burmeses again moved their capital with Ava in 1634.
Pégou is rebuilt by the king Bodawpaya (1782-1819). Meanwhile, the river had changed course, and the city is found cut sea. It will never regain its importance. After the Second War Anglo-Burmese, the English annex Pégou in 1852. In 1862, they create the " province of Burma Britannique" and move the capital with Rangoon.
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