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King Rama, V

  • Original Name Chulalongkorn
  • Birth 20 Sep 1853 Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand
  • Death 23 Oct 1910 Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand
  • Burial Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand
  • Plot Royal Burial Ground
  • Memorial ID 9335753

King Rama V of Siam's Chakri Dynasty was also known by his given name, Chulalongkorn. He was only 15 when his father, King Rama IV Mongkut, died; he co-ruled in a Regency period until Oct. 16, 1873 when he was crowned King of Siam. Chulalongkorn was considered a great king, a modernizer and reformer who anticipated Siam becoming a democratic constitutional monarchy. He abolished serfdom and involuntary servitude. He built schools, roads, and railroads. Although he ceded some territory to the British and the French,he kept his kingdom independant of the Colonial powers of his time. Today he is highly regarded in Thailand.A devout Buddhist, he built some of the magnificent Buddhist Temples one can see today in Bangkok and around Thailand. According to Buddhist custom, he was cremated and his remains where placed in a spire (chedi) in the royal burial ground near the Temple, Wat Ratchabophit in Bangkok.

Bio by: Buddy from Budd Lake



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Buddy from Budd Lake
  • Added: 18 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9335753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for King Rama, V (20 Sep 1853–23 Oct 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9335753, citing Wat Benchamabophit, Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand ; Maintained by Find A Grave .