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Encyclopedia > Chakri dynasty
King of Thailand

Royal Coat of Arms of Thailand
Incumbent:
King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)

Style: His Majesty
Heir apparent: Maha Vajiralongkorn
First monarch: King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok the Great (Rama I)
Formation: 1782
Part of History of Thailand.

Prehistoric Thailand
Early history of Thailand
Initial states of Thailand (3 BC-1238)
Sukhothai Kingdom (1238-1448 )
Ayutthaya Kingdom (1351-1767)
Thonburi Kingdom (1768-1782)
Rattanakosin Kingdom (1782-1932)
Kingdom of Thailand
  • 1932 - 1973
  • 1973 - present
Regional history
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The Chakri dynasty has ruled Thailand since the founding of the Ratthanakosin era in 1782 after king Taksin of Thonburi was executed and the capital of Siam shifted to Bangkok. The Chakri which provides both name and emblem to the house of Chakri, is composed of the discus (Chakra) and the trident (Trisula), the celestial weapon of the God Narai (an avatar of Vishnu) of whom the Siamese King is seen as a personification. The coined name Chakri thus denotes the transcending force of divine strength and stability upon the physical realm. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 280 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (700 × 1500 pixel, file size: 667 KB, MIME type: image/png) Chakri Dynastys symbol, trident (trishula) in the wheel (chakra). ... Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ; IPA: ; Royal Institute: Phumiphon Adunyadet;  ) (born Saturday,December 5, 1927 in the Year of the Rabbit), is the current King of Thailand. ... Look up majesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Majesty is an English word rooting in the Latin Maiestas, meaning literally, Greatness. ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ... Monument to Prince Vajiralongkorn Maha Vajiralongkorn (born July 28, 1952) is the only son of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King (Rama IX) of Thailand, and Queen Sirikit. ... His Majesty King Rama I of Siam (portrait in the National History Museum, Bangkok) Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke or Rama I the Great, was king of Thailand from 1782 to 1809. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The previous theory often been proposed, the history of Thailand begins with the migration of the Thais from their ancestral home in southern China into mainland southeast asia around the 10th century AD. Prior to this Mon, Khmer and Malay kingdoms ruled the region. ... 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Prior to the founding of the dynasty, King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok the Great (Rama I), held the title of Chao Pharaya Chakri for over 10 years. This title was held by the greatest warlords of Ayuthaya and was meant to reflect the prowess of the holder on the battlefield. In the founding of the dynasty King Rama I himself chose both name and emblem for the dynasty. // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... His Majesty King Rama I of Siam (portrait in the National History Museum, Bangkok) Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke or Rama I the Great, was king of Thailand from 1782 to 1809. ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... A warlord is a person with power who has de facto military control of a subnational area due to armed forces loyal to the warlord and not to a central authority. ... The kingdom of Ayutthaya (Thai: ) was a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767. ... Battlefield may refer to: the location of a battle, the Battlefield televised documentary series, shown on the Discovery Channel, which explores battles of World War 2, the Battlefield Vietnam televised documentary series, shown on the Military Channel, which gives detail explanations of Vietnam War, (1945-1975), battles. ... An emblem consists of a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept - often a concept of a moral truth or an allegory. ...

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List of Kings

His Majesty King Rama I of Siam (portrait in the National History Museum, Bangkok) Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke or Rama I the Great, was king of Thailand from 1782 to 1809. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Phuttaloetla Nabhalai, Rama II, now known as Buddha Loetla Nabhalai (February 24, 1767–July 21, 1824), was the son of King Rama I and Queen Amarindra. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Rama III statue in Bangkok Nangklao (Rama III) or King Jessadabodindra (full royal name Prabath Somdej Pra Paramadhiwarasetha Maha Jessadabodindra Siammintarawirodom Borommadhammikkarajadhirat Boromanathbopitra Phra Nangklao Chaoyuhua or พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมาธิวรเสรฐ มหาเจษฎาบดินทร์ สยามินทรวิโรดม บรมธรรมิกมหาราชาธิราช บรมนารถบพิตร พระนั่งเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว in Thai) (March 31, 1788 - April 2, 1851) third of the Chakri dynasty, was king of Thailand from 1824 to 1851. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... King Mongkut (Rama IV), (October 18, 1804 – October 1, 1868) was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... King Chulalongkorn the Great or Rama V (royal name: Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua; Thai: ) (September 20, 1853 – October 23, 1910) was the fifth king of the Chakri dynasty of Thailand. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Vajiravudh (January 1, 1881 – November 25, 1925) (also known as Rama VI, reigning title Phra Mongkut Klao Chaoyuhua; Thai: ) was King of Siam (now Thailand) from 1910 until his death. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... His Majesty King Prajadhipok (Rama VII, Thai: Phra Pokklao Chaoyuhua) (November 8, 1893 - May 30, 1941) was the seventh king of the Chakri dynasty. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Ananda Mahidol (Thai: ) or Rama VIII (long royal name: Phrabat Somdej Phra Paramenthara Maha Ananda Mahidol Phra Athama Ramathibodinthra Thai: (roughly HM King Ananda Mahidol, the Eighth Ruler) (September 20, 1925 – June 9, 1946) was the eighth king of the Chakri dynasty of Thailand. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ; IPA: ; Royal Institute: Phumiphon Adunyadet;  ) (born Saturday,December 5, 1927 in the Year of the Rabbit), is the current King of Thailand. ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Vice-Kings

Until 1885 every king had a vice-king (Maha Uparaja, also often translated as second king), usually the brother of the king and the designated heir to the throne - however Rama II was the only former vice-king who actually ascended to the throne. When the vice-king died before the king, the title often remained vacant for several years. The system was abolished by King Chulalongkorn when his vice-king Bovorn Vichaicharn died. He then declared his oldest son the crown prince, but not vice-king. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Ouparath, also Ouparaja, or Uparaja, is the position of deputy or second king in Laos, Siam and Cambodia. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ...


List of Vice-Kings

  • Boworn Maha Surasinghanat สมเด็จพระบวรราชเจ้า กรมพระราชวังบวรมหาสุรสิงหนาท (1782-1802)
  • Isarasundhorn (later Rama II) (1806-1809)
  • Boworn Maha Senanurak สมเด็จพระบวรราชเจ้า กรมพระราชวังบวรมหาเสนานุรักษ์ (1809-1817)
  • Boworn Maha Sakpolsep สมเด็จพระบวรราชเจ้า กรมพระราชวังบวรมหาศักดิ์พลเสพ (1824-1832)
  • Pinklao พระบาทสมเด็จพระปิ่นเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว (1851-1866)
  • Boworn Vichaicharn สมเด็จพระบวรราชเจ้า กรมพระราชวังบวรวิไชยชาญ (1868-1885)

Boworn Maha Surasinghanat (Thai: ) was the first Vice-King of the Bangkok era of Thailand. ... Chaufat Krommakhun Izaret, Prince Chudamani (September 4, 1808 - January 7, 1866) was a younger brother and the vice-king of King Mongkut. ...

Regents

When the King is unable to perform his royal duties - because of being underaged, he is sent out of the country for a prolonged time or staying in a monastery as a monk - a regent takes over his duties.


List of Regents

Somdet Chao Phraya Borom Maha Si Suriyawongse (Chuang Bunnag, December 23, 1808 - January 19, 1883) was a Thai minister and regent. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... HRH Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs(Thai: ) (April 28, 1863 - March 10, 1947) he was a son of King Mongkut and Pricess Consort Phannarai (พระสัมพันธวงศ์เธอ พระองค์เจ้าหญิงพรรณราย), born in the name Prince Chitracharoen (พระองค์เจ้าจิตรเจริญ). He was called the Divine Guru, Siams Great Artist. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Athitaya Dibhabha (born 19XX) was a Siamese political figure. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pridi Phanomyong Pridi Phanomyong (May 11, 1900 - May 2, 1983) was a Thai politician. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... HRH Rangsit Prayurasakdi, Prince of Chainat (November 12, 1885 - March 7, 1951) was a Thai state employee and prince regent. ... Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand, with her husband, King Rama IX Her Majesty Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara (born August 12, 1932), better known as Queen Sirikit of Thailand, is the wife and Queen Consort of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of Thailand. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Sangwal or Srinagarindra, was the Princess Mother of Thailand. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ; IPA: ; Royal Institute: Phumiphon Adunyadet;  ) (born Saturday,December 5, 1927 in the Year of the Rabbit), is the current King of Thailand. ... King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit on their coronation day This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

See also

The 1924 Palace Law of Succession (Thai: กฏมณเฑียรบาลว่าด้วยการสืบราชสันตติวงศ์ พ.ศ. 2467) governs succession over the Throne of the Kingdom of Thailand. ... The kings in the current Chakri dynasty of Thailand are often referred to as Rama followed by Roman ordinal in English translation. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
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  • The illustrious Chakri family
  • History of the Vice-Kings
  • Official site of the Royal Family

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