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Tsangyang Gyatso

Dalai Lama

Died when: 23 years 259 days (284 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Tsangyang Gyatso

jro Tsangyang Gyatso (Tibetan: ཚངས་དབྱངས་རྒྱ་མཚོ, Wylie: tshangs-dbyangs rgya-mtsho, ZYPY: Cangyang Gyamco; 1 March 1683 – 15 November 1706) was the 6th Dalai Lama.

He was a Monpa by ethnicity and was born at Urgelling Monastery, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Tawang, India and not far from the large Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of present-day Arunachal Pradesh.

He had grown up a youth of high intelligence, liberal to a fault, fond of pleasure, alcohol, and women, and later led a playboy lifestyle.

He disappeared near Qinghai, possibly murdered, on his way to Beijing in 1706.The 6th Dalai Lama composed poems and songs that have become popular not only in modern-day Tibet, but also among Tibet speaking communities in Nepal and India and all across China.

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