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Sisavang Vong

  • Birth 14 Jul 1885 Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Death 29 Oct 1959 Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Burial Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Memorial ID 20041947

King of Laos. After the death of his father, he ascended the throne of the Kingdom of Luang Prabang on April 15, 1904. A strong advocate of French rule, he refused to cooperate with advocates of Lao independence, and as a result was deposed in 1945. The following year, the French restored his reign. Then in 1949 the French created the unified Kingdom of Laos and installed him as its king. When he became too ill to govern competently, he appointed his son, Crown Prince Savang Vatthana, as regent. His son succeeded him on his death in 1959. Sisavang Vong's ashes were interred in a stupa at Wat That Luang in Luang Prabang.

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  • Originally Created by: Chris Nelson
  • Added: 23 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20041947
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sisavang Vong (14 Jul 1885–29 Oct 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20041947, citing Wat That Luang, Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos ; Maintained by Find A Grave .