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)|
December 5, 1927|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||October 13, 2016
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
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.
Images for kids
Bhumibol and Sirikit after their wedding
Marshal and Mrs. Phibunsongkhram with Eleanor Roosevelt
Royal intervention on the night of 20 May. Chamlong Srimuang (left) and Suchinda Kraprayoon (middle) submit to the King (seated).
Bhumibol in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, 18 November 2012
City decoration in observance of King Bhumibol's birthday in Phitsanulok, Thailand
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