Bhumibol Adulyadej

King

Birthday December 5, 1927

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Cambridge, MA

DEATH DATE Oct 13, 2016 (88)

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About

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.

Trivia

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.

Associated With

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