Chang Bunker

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Birthday
11, 1811
Birthplace
Thailand
Death Date
Jan 17, 1874 (62)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1811
Birthplace
Thailand
Death Date
Jan 17, 1874 (62)

About

One half of the Thai-American conjoined twin brothers whose name and birthplace became the basis for the term "Siamese twins". He is also known for having owned and operated a cotton plantation in North Carolina. 

Before Fame

A Scottish merchant from Bangkok convinced his parents to let him tour the twins around the world as a stunning curiosity. Shortly after their tour, he went into business and settled in North Carolina in 1839. In 1843, he married and began having kids. 

Trivia

He and his brother were featured as characters in the 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman where they were portrayed by Danial Son and Yusaku Komori. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Samut Songkram, Siam. He married Adelaide Yates in 1843 and together they had eleven children. 

Associated With

Mark Twain wrote a short story about the brothers called The Siamese Twins.