Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (‘jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse’ dbang po) was born in 1820 in the village of Dilgo (dil mgo) in the Terlung (gter klung) valley to the southeast of the Dege capital.
Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (rdzong gsar mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros) was born in sa-ngan, in the Dege region of Kham, in 1893.
Jampel Gyepai Dorje, the Second Pelyul Choktrul, was born in 1894 the wood-horse year in Gyakha Bhoto (rgya kha bho to) in Gyelrong, Amdo. His father, of Han Chinese or mixed ethnicity, was named Loye Tenshiu (lo ye then shi’u) and his Tibetan mother was named Mentar (sman thar).
The Second Shechen Rabjam, Gyurme Kunzang Namgyel (zhe chen rab ‘byams 02 ‘gyur med kun bzang rnam rgyal), was born in Rudam Yangkhyil (ru dam g.yang ‘khyil) in 1713, the water-snake year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle.
The Third Gemang, Garwang Lerab Lingpa (sku zhabs dge mang 03 gar dbang las rab gling pa 1930-1959) was born in the Dege kingdom of Kham (sde dge) in 1930, the iron-horse year of the sixteenth sexagenary cycle.
The Fourth Shechen Rabjam, Garwang Chokyi Gyeltsen (rab ‘byams 04 gar dbang chos kyi rgyal mtshan) was born around 1811, the iron-sheep year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle.
Adzom Drukpa Drondul Pawo Dorje (a ‘dzom ‘brug pa ‘gro ‘dul dpa’ bo rdo rje) was born in 1842 in Tashi Dungkargang (bkra shis dung dkar sgang) in the Tromtar / Tromkok (khrom tar / khrom khog) region of Kham.
In 1912 the Fourth Shechen Gyeltsab Pema Namgyel (zhe chen rgyal tshab 04 padma rnam rgyal) visited the Dilgo family during the funeral services for Ju Mipam, and asked Tashi Tsering to give Tashi Peljor to Shechen monastery.
In the eastern region of Kham Dege has been eulogized generation after generationan an epic The Story of king Ling Gesar, singing in praise of the great credit of King Gesar of a small kingdom of the ancient Tibetan nationality called “Ling” or “Lin”.
The Kingdom of Dege was an important kingdom in Kham from the 15th to the 19th century. It was a center of industry, religion and politics, with the seat of its kingdom in the town of Degé.