Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Date of Birth December 5, 1927
Place of Birth Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Death Oct 13, 2016 (88)
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Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bhumibol Adulyadej, conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946, he was, at the time of his death, the world's longest-reigning head of state, and the longest-reigning monarch having reigned only as an adult, reigning for 70 years and 126 days. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha. Forbes estimated Bhumibol's fortune – including property and investments managed by the Crown Property Bureau, a body that is neither private nor government-owned– to be US$30 billion in 2010, and he headed the magazine's list of the "world's richest royals" from 2008 to 2013 although the same magazine also estimated the worth of the British monarchy triple that of the Thai. In May 2014, Bhumibol's wealth was again listed as US$30 billion.

Predecessor: Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII)
Successor: Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)
Born: December 5, 1927, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 13, 2016, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Burial: 30 October 2017 (interment of ashes), Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Issue: Ubolratana, Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X), Sirindhorn, Chulabhorn
House: Mahidol (Chakri Dynasty)
Father: Mahidol Adulyadej
Mother: Srinagarindra
Religion: Buddhism

About Bhumibol Adulyadej

The King of Thailand who began his reign on June 9, 1946. He served under the dictatorships of Plaek Pibulsonggram, Sarit Dhanarajata, and Prem Tinsulanonda. In 2017, Thailand constructed a nine-spired funeral pyre for the King's body.

Before Fame

He became the King of Thailand after his brother was killed by a gunshot wound.


He reinstated the dominance of Thailand's monarchy.

Family Life

His marriage to Queen Sirikit produced four children: Ubol Ratana, Maha Vajralongkorn, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Chulabhorn Walailak.


He was born one year after English monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

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