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Although he seems to have been on the throne for a fair while, very little is actually known about Jayarvarman III – so certainly one of Angkor’s most obscure rulers but not necessarily the lightweight he’s often portrayed to be. Son of J II, born in Hariharalaya as Jayavardhana – that much is known. Dates for his father’s death vary…

Jayarvarman IV – c. 921/928 to 941/942 Jayarvarman the 4th – not usually considered one of Cambodia’s most revered rulers; trashed Angkor, moved the capital into the back of beyond, did away with several of his relatives, upset the palace clique but is his bad press justified? He’d declared himself ruler of the Khmer empire sometime round 921 whilst Harshavarman I,…

Rajendravarman II c. 944 to 968 Even King Rajendravarman’s title itself is still a matter of debate, with historians opting for either Rajendravarman I or Rajendravarman II depending on their acceptance, or otherwise, of a Rajendravarman the 1st from Sambapura, purported to have been ruling in the Angkor area during the latter half of the 8th c. Since this does…