|Madhav Rao Narayan|
|Peshwa of Maratha Empire|
|Succeeded by||Baji Rao II|
|Born||April 18, 1774|
|Died||October 27, 1795 (aged 21)|
Shaniwar Wada, Pune
Peshwa Madhav Rao II (18 April 1774 – 27 October 1795) (aka Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa or Madhav Rao II Narayan) was Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India, from his infancy. He was known as Sawai Madhav Rao or Madhav Rao Narayan. He was the posthumous son of Narayanrao Peshwa, murdered in 1773 on the orders of Raghunathrao. Madhavrao was considered the legal heir, and was installed as Peshwa by the Treaty of Salbai in 1782.
Madhavrao was the Posthumous son of Peshwa Narayanrao by his wife , Gangabai. After Narayanrao's murder, Raghunathrao became Peshwa but was soon deposed by the courtiers and knights of the Maratha Empire. They instead installed Gangabai's new born son, Madhavrao II, as the Peshwa with the courtiers themselves, led by Nana Fadnavis, as the Regents.He was made Peshawa when he was barely 40 days. His time in power was dominated by the political intrigues of Nana.
- Jayapalan, N. (2001). History of India. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Limited. p. 79. ISBN 9788171569281. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=5VqzMv7Ta0YC. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
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