Alompra, the founder of the reigning dynasty of Burmah, born about 1710, died May 15, 1760. He was originally chief of a small village. The king of Burmah having been captured and the country conquered by the Peguans, Alompra in 1753 headed an insurrection which, after a series of brilliant victories on his part with inferior means, ended in 1757 with the conquest of Pegu and the establishment of his power over both countries. His reign was short, but was distinguished by great improvements in the laws and administration of government. He founded the city and port of Rangoon.