Sisavang Vong

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Date of Birth July 14, 1885
Place of Birth Luang Prabang, Laos
Date of Death Oct 29, 1959 (74)
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Sisavang Vong

Sisavang Phoulivong was king of the Kingdom of Luang Phrabang and later the Kingdom of Laos from 28 April 1904 until his death on 29 October 1959.

Predecessor: Zakarine
Successor: As King of Kingdom of Laos
Predecessor: Position created
Successor: Sisavang Vatthana
Born: Jul 14, 1885, Luang Phrabang, Laos
Died: Oct 29, 1959, Luang Phrabang, Laos
Spouse: Princess Kham-Oun I, Khamphane, Khamla, Khamboua, Khamtip, Princess Khamtouane of Luang Prabang, Princess Kamaduni, Khamphoui, Princess Indrakama, Princess Kamuni, Princess Khamphoui, Chansy
House: Luang Phrabang
Father: Zakarine
Mother: Thongsy

About Sisavang Vong

Late King of Laos who reigned from 1904 to 1959. He notably set a record in 1954 as the longest reigning king in the history of Asia.

Before Fame

He studied at the Ecole Nationale de la France d'Outre-Mer in Paris.

Achievement

He was a lifelong supporter of French rule in Laos, and in 1945 he refused to cooperate with Lao nationalists who wanted independence.

Family Life

He fathered more than 40 children by 15 different women during his time as king.

Associations

He was married to Kham-Oun I from 1904 to 1915.

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Latest information about Sisavang Vong updated on February 24, 2021.

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