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Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama (1 November 1838 - 31 January 1856)

Khedrup Gyatso was the 11th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Khedrup Gyatso was born in 1838 at Gathar in Kham Minyak to Tsetan Dhondup and Yungdrung Bhuti.

In 1841 he was recognized as the new Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, Tenpai Nyipa, cut his hair and gave him the name Khedrup Gyatso. In 1842, he was enthroned in the Potala Palace and at the age of eleven, he took the novice vows of monkhood from the Panchen Lama. Despite his young age, he assumed the responsibility of Tibetan spiritual and political leader at the request of the Tibetan people. However, he suddenly died in 1856 in the Potala Palace.

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མཁས་གྲུབ་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ (Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama) Flag of Tibet Tibet 25 May 1842 31 January 1856
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