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Po Rome

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Po Rome
Ruler of Champa
Po Rome Temple
King of Champa
PredecessorPo Klaong Mah Nai
SuccessorPo Nraup
Phú Yên
SpousePo Bia Suthi (daughter of Po Ehklang)
Po Bia Thanh Chan (daughter of a Rhade chief)
Nguyễn Phúc Ngọc Khoa (daughter of Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên)[1]
IssuePo Saut
Po Saktiraydapatih
Po Rome

Po Rome (?–1651), also spelled Po Romê, Po Romé or Po Ramo, was the king of Champa ruled from 1627 to 1651.

Po Rome was a Churu chief, originally from present-day Đơn Dương District, Lâm Đồng Province.[2] Prior to his ascent to the throne, he had stayed in Kelantan for several years.[3] He succeeded the throne in 1627. He subdued both Hindu and Muslim factions, forced peace between Cham communities.[2]

Po Rome built dams and canals to nurture agriculture in Phan Rang basin.[2] During his reign, Champa traded with Siam, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Malay, and even the Western countries including France and Portugal.[1] Champa also raided the areas occupied by Nguyễn lord. Vietnamese Phú Yên governor Văn Phong (文封, he was a Cham) revolted against Nguyễn lord in 1629, but was put down by general Nguyễn Hữu Vinh (阮有榮).[4] In the same year, Po Rome married Nguyễn Phúc Ngọc Khoa (阮福玉誇), daughter of Vietnamese lord Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên.[5]

In 1651, Po Rome died of wounds in Phú Yên during an outbreak of hostilities between Cham locals and Việt immigrants. His elder brother Po Nraup succeeded.[2]

Cham people were sad to hear his death. They built a temple for him. Po Rome Temple located at Ninh Phước District, Ninh Thuận Province.


  1. ^ a b Tìm hiểu cộng đồng người Chăm tại Việt Nam: Cố gắng tồn tại trong khó khăn
  2. ^ a b c d K. W. Taylor (2013). A History of Vietnamese. Cambridge University Press. p. 301. ISBN 978-0-521-87586-8.
  3. ^ Vietnam-Champa Relations and the Malay-Islam Regional Network in the 17th–19th Centuries
  4. ^ 大南寔錄前編 • Đại Nam thực lục tiền biên ( q.01-02), page 74
  5. ^ Nguyễn Phước tộc
Preceded by
Po Klaong Mah Nai 1622–1627
Champa rulers
Succeeded by
Po Nraup 1651–1653
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