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Chulalongkorn
จุฬาลงกรณ์
King Rama V
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King of Siam
Reign 1 October 1868 – 23 October 1910
Coronation 11 November 1868 (1st)
16 November 1873 (2nd)
Predecessor Mongkut (Rama IV)
Successor Vajiravudh (Rama VI)
Regent Si Suriyawongse (1868–1873)
Saovabha Phongsri (1897)
Vajiravudh (1907)
Viceroy Bowon Wichaichan (1868–1885)
Born (1853-09-20)20 September 1853
Grand Palace, Bangkok, Siam
Died 23 October 1910(1910-10-23) (aged 57)
Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall
Dusit Palace, Bangkok, Siam
Spouse Sunanda Kumariratana
Sukumalmarsri
Savang Vadhana
Saovabha Phongsri
and 32 other consorts and concubines (116 in total)
Issue
Detail
33 sons and 44 daughters
House Chakri Dynasty
Father Mongkut (Rama IV)
Mother Debsirindra
Religion Buddhism
Signature Chulalongkornจุฬาลงกรณ์'s signature

Chulalongkorn, also known as King Rama V, reigning title Phra Chula Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (Thai: จุฬาลงกรณ์; RTGS: Chunlalongkorn ; 20 September 1853 – 23 October 1910), was the fifth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri. He was known to the Siamese of his time as Phra Phuttha Chao Luang (พระพุทธเจ้าหลวง, the Royal Buddha). His reign was characterised by the modernisation of Siam, governmental and social reforms, and territorial concessions to the British and French. As Siam was surrounded by European colonies, Chulalongkorn, through his policies and acts, ensured the independence of Siam. All his reforms were dedicated to ensuring Siam's independence given the increasing encroachment of Western powers, so that Chulalongkorn earned the epithet Phra Piya Maharat (พระปิยมหาราช, the Great Beloved King).

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