Bhumipol, King of Thailand

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King of Thailand Bhumipol
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Name
Bhumipol, King of Thailand Gender: M
Bhumibal Aduldej Songka
born on 5 December 1927 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )
Place Cambridge (Middlesex County), Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w06
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°53'



Biography

Thai royalty, long-reigning monarch and popular King of Thailand. He is the third chld and second male to be born to his parents. Since his father was the half-brother of King Rama VII, the seated monarch at the time, no one expected Bhumipol's family to accede to the throne. Thus his father turned to career matters, taking up public health studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother in the meanwhile attended Simmons College in nearby Boston. Thus their third child and most famous child was born in the United States. Shortly after the family's return to Thailand, the young boy's father died on September 24, 1929. A series of events including the Great Depression and unrest in Thailand led to a coup on June 24, 1932 that did not entirely unseat the King. However, King Rama VII abdicated the throne in 1934 and Bhumipol's older brothr, Prince Ananda, was named King at the age of 9. The year prior, in 1933, Bhumipol's family emigrated to Switzerland where he and his brother, the young King Rama VIII attended school. The boys remained close throughout their adolescence and returned to Thailand at the end of WWII. On June 9, 1946, King Rama VIII was found dead of a gun shot wound to the head. Bhumipol was named his successor as King Rama IX.

On October 4, 1948 he was in a car accident in Switzerland. He became engaged on July 19, 1949 to one of his acquaintenances who visited him frequently while he was in the hospital. They married on April 28, 1950 and he was crowned in a ceremony on May 5, 1950.

His first child Princess Ubol Ratana arrived on April 5, 1951. She was followed by Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, born on July 28, 1952. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was born on April 2, 1955, and the third daughter and fourth child named Princess Chulabhornmade her appearance on June 4, 1957.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Death of Sibling 9 June 1946 (Older brother, the King, was killed)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 4 October 1948 (Car accident in Switzerland)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1950
  • Work : Begin Major Project 5 May 1950 (Crowned King)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 5 April 1951 (Birth of first child, a daughter)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 July 1952 (Birth of only son, the Crown Prince)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 2 April 1956 (Birth of third child, a daughter)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 June 1957 (Birth of fourth child, third daughter)
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Source Notes

Anothai Kaewkaen quotes the Bangkok Post and a documentary made for the King's 60th anniversary of accession to the throne (The Post article can be found online at http://bangkokpost.com/60yrsthrone/60yrsthrone/index.html. The article states: "It was a chilly Monday morning, December 5, 1927, when 27-year-old Mom Sangwan Mahidol gave birth to a baby boy at 8:45 am. The place was Cambridge Hospital (now Mt Auburn Hospital), in the US state of Massachusetts; the proud father was 35-year-old HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkhla." the child's name is Bhumibol Adulyadej", meaning "Strength of the Land with Incomparable Power" according to the article.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family

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