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Information about reign: King William IV

CountryCeylon (British)
From26 June 1830
To20 June 1837
Personal InformationKing William IV of the United Kingdom (1765 - 1837)
Description

In 1796 the British first entered the island and gained control of the coastal areas from the Dutch. After the Kandyan Wars and the signing of the Kandyan Convention in 1815 the island recognized the King of England as the King of Kandy, hence the British Monarch. This ended 2357 years of Sri Lankan monarchy. The Monarchs of Ceylon lasted from 1815 to 1972.