b.1638 - d.1698
Tendzin Rabgye was a seventeenth century Bhutanese religious and political leader in whose personage the lineages of two major figures in Bhutanese history, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and Drukpa Kunle, were joined. A protégé of Zhabdrung, he served as the Fourth Druk Desi, the ruler of the recently-established Bhutanese state, and was responsible for reorganization of the religious institutional structures.
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The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC.org) to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature.