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.
He became the King of Thailand after his brother was killed by a gunshot wound.
He reinstated the dominance of Thailand's monarchy.
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.