Dondup Tseten Dorje
Dondup Tseten Dorje (Wylie: Don grub ts'e brtan rdo rje) (d. 1620) was the penultimate prince of the Rinpungpa Dynasty which held power in Tsang (West Central Tibet) between 1435 and 1565.
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Ngawang Drakpa Gyaltsen
Ngawang Drakpa (Gyaltsen) (Ngag dbang grags pa rgyal mts'an, ངག་དབང་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན) (d. 1603 or 1604) was a king in Central Tibet who ruled from 1554 to 1556/57, and again from 1576 to 1603/04. He be...
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Chödrak Gyatso, 7th Karmapa Lama
Chödrak Gyatso (1454–1506), also Chödrag Gyamtso, was the seventh Karmapa, head of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.Chödrak Gyatso was born in Chida in the north of Tibet. According to the legend,...
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Karma Tensung
Karma Tensung (died 1611), in full Karma Tensung Wangpo (Wylie: Kar ma bstan srung dbang po), was a king of Tsang (West Central Tibet) who probably reigned from 1599 to 1611. He belonged to the Tsangp...
Karma Tseten
Karma Tseten (Wylie: karma tshe-brtan) (died 1599), also known as Zhingshak Tseten Dorje (Wylie: zhing-shag tshe-brtan rdo-rje) was a king of Upper Tsang in West Central Tibet. He was the founder of t...
Khunpang Lhawang Dorje
Khunpang Lhawang Dorje (Wylie: K'un spangs lha dbang rdo rje) (died 1605 or 1606) was a prince of the Tsangpa Dynasty that held power in parts of Central Tibet, especially Tsang (West Central Tibet), ...
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Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrup
Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub (born 1497 in Sakya - died 1557) was a Tibetan Buddhist monk, abbot, teacher and writer.He entered monastic life at the age of 13, when he began his Buddhist studies. He rece...
Güshi Khan
Güshi (or Gushri) Khan (1582 – 14 January 1655), was a Khoshut prince and leader of the Khoshut Khanate, who supplanted the Tümed descendants of Altan Khan as the main benefactor of the Dalai Lama and...
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Drowai Gonpo
Drowai Gonpo (aGro bai mgon po) (1508–1548) was a king who wielded power in parts of Central Tibet from 1524 to 1548. He belonged to the Phagmodrupa dynasty which reigned over Tibet or parts of it fro...
Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
Ngawang Namgyal (later granted the honorific Zhabdrung Rinpoche, approximately at whose feet one submits) (Tibetan: ཞབས་དྲུང་ངག་དབང་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་, Wylie: zhabs drung ngag dbang rnam rgyal; altern...
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Ngawang Tashi Drakpa
Ngawang Tashi Drakpa (Ngag dbang bkra shis grags pa, ངག་དབང་བཀྲ་ཤིས་གྲགས་པ) (1488–1564) was a king of Tibet who ruled in 1499–1554 and 1556/57–1564. He belonged to the Phagmodrupa dynasty which was th...
Lobsang Chökyi Gyaltsen, 4th Panchen Lama
Losang Chö kyi Gyaltsen (Tibetan: བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་, Wylie: blo bzang chos kyi rgyal mtshan) (1570–1662) was the fourth Panchen Lama of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and the fi...
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Wangchuk Dorje, 9th Karmapa Lama
Wangchuk Dorje (1556–1603) was the ninth Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.Wangchuk Dorje was born in Treshod, Kham. According to legend, he said after being born: "I am Kar...
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Drukpa Kunley
Drukpa Kunley (1455 - 1529), also known as Kunga Legpai Zangpo, Drukpa Kunleg (Tibetan: འབྲུག་པ་ཀན་ལེགས་, Wylie: 'brug pa kun legs), and Kunga Legpa, the Madman of the Dragon Lineage (Tibeta...
Ngawang Jigme Drakpa
Ngawang Jigme Drakpa (Wylie: Ngag dbang ajigs med grags pa) (died 1597) was the last ruling prince of Tsang (West Central Tibet) of the Rinpungpa Dynasty. He was also a renowned author.
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3rd Dalai Lama
Sonam Gyatso (Tibetan: བསོད་ནམས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Wylie: bsod nams rgya mtsho, ZYPY: Soinam Gyaco) (1543–1588) was the first to be created Dalai Lama, although the title was retrospectively given...
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Donyo Dorje
Donyo Dorje (Wylie: Don yod rdo rje) (1463 – 23 March 1512) was the third and most powerful prince of the Rinpungpa Dynasty that held power in much of Central Tibet from 1435 to 1565.
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Karma Thutob Namgyal
Karma Thutob Namgyal (Wylie: Kar ma mt'u stobs rnam rgyal) (died 17 October 1610) was a prince of the Tsangpa Dynasty that ruled parts of Central Tibet from 1565 to 1642.
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Thang Tong Gyalpo
Thangtong Gyalpo (Tibetan: ཐང་སྟོང་རྒྱལ་པོ་, Wylie: thang stong rgyal po, 1385–1464 or 1361–1485) also known as Chakzampa "Iron Chain Maker" (Wylie: lcags zam pa) and Tsöndrü Zang...
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Karma Phuntsok Namgyal
Karma Phuntsok Namgyal (Tibetan: ཀར་མ་ཕུན་ཚོགས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་, Wylie: Kar-ma Phun-tshogs Rnam-rgyal) (1587 – March 1620) was a king of Tibet who ruled from 1618 to 1620. He belonged to the Tsangpa...
Kunkhyen Pema Karpo
Kunkhyen Pema Karpo (Tibetan: ཀུན་མཁྱེན་པདྨ་དཀར་པོ་, Wylie: Kun-mkhyen Pad-ma Dkar-po) (1527-1592 CE) was the fourth Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was th...
Kagyud Nampar Gyalwa
Kagyud Nampar Gyalwa (bKa' brgyud rnam par rgyal ba) (died 1623) was a prince in Central Tibet. He belonged to the Phagmodrupa dynasty which reigned in Tibet or parts of it from 1354 to the early 17th...
4th Dalai Lama
Yonten Gyatso or Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho (1589–1617) was the 4th Dalai Lama, born in Mongolia on the 30th day of the 12th month of the Earth-Ox year of the Tibetan calendar. (Other sources, however, say he...
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Tsangnyön Heruka
Tsangnyön Heruka (Tibetan: གཙང་སྨྱོན་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ་, Wylie: gtsang smyon He ru ka "The Madman Heruka from Tsang", 1452-1507), was an author and a master of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Bor...
Panchen Sonam Dragpa
Panchen Sonam Dragpa, (Wylie: Pan-chen bSod-nams grags-pa), (1478-1554) was the fifteenth Ganden Tripa or throneholder of Ganden Monastery. His texts form the core curriculum for most Gelugpa monaster...
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Mikyö Dorje, 8th Karmapa Lama
Mikyö Dorje (Wylie: mi bskyod rdo rje, 1507–1554) was the eighth Karmapa, head of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.Mikyö Dorje was born in Satam, Kham. According to the legend, he said after being...
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Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup, 3rd Panchen Lama
Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup (1505–1568) was a Tibetan Buddhist religious leader. He was posthumously recognised as the third Panchen Lama.Ensapa was known to have spent more than 20 years meditating in iso...
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Tsokye Dorje
Tsokye Dorje (mTs'o skyes rdo rje, གཙོ་སྐྱེས་རྡོ་རྗེ) (1450–1510) was a regent of Tibet who ruled in 1491–1499. He belonged to the Rinpungpa family and headed the central government in Nêdong during t...
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