Bhumibol Adulyadej facts for kids
Rama IX of Thailand
|King of Thailand|
|Reign||9 June 1946 – 13 October 2016|
|Coronation||6 May 1950|
|Predecessor||Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII)|
|Successor||Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)|
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
December 5, 1927|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||October 13, 2016
Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; IPA: [pʰuːmipʰon adunjadeːt]; Transcription: Phummiphon Adunyadet; ) (December 5, 1927 – October 13, 2016), was King of Thailand from 9 June 1946 until 13 October 2016. Most people in Thailand knew him as "the Great" (Thai: มหาราช, Maharaja). He was also known as Rama IX. He was one of the world's longest-serving heads of state. He was the longest-serving monarch in Thai history.
Bhumibol was a billionaire. He used some of his money to pay for over 3,000 development projects, mostly in rural areas. He was very popular in Thailand. He was like a semi-divine figure for some Thais.
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