KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ [ Rama IX ]
KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ [ Rama IX ] 1782 - 1809
King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) was born on December
5, 1927. He succeeded his elder brother as King on June 9, 1946.
On April 28, 1950 King Bhumibol Adulyadej was married to Mom
Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara, a great-granddaughter of
King Chulalongkorn and the following week,
on May 5, 1950, was crowned as King and his wife was installed as
Queen in a glittering ceremony in the Grand Palace.
Their Majesties have four children, the former Princess Ubol Ratana
Rajakanya, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Maha Chakri
Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn Valayalaksana. During his reign
King Bhumibol Adulyadej has made numerous state visits abroad as
well as having received many Heads of State in Bangkok.
As his reign has advanced, the growing reverence of the Thai people
for their sovereign has become ever more apparent and on May 5, 1987,
to mark his forthcoming 60th birthday, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was
proclaimed "the Great" by His Excellency the Prime Minister of
Thailand. On July 2, 1988 King Bhumibol Adulyadej will celebrate
his record reign -- the day on which he has reigned longer than any
of his predecessors.
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"RATTANAKOSIN BICENTENNIAL" An Iiiustrated Book on Historical Events, published by KURUSAPHA BUSINESS ORGANIZATION, 1982.
KING BUDDHA YOT FA CHULALOK, Mahidol University, "http://www.mahidol.ac.th"