Ananda Mahidol

1925 - 1946

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Ananda Mahidol (20 September 1925 – 9 June 1946) was the eighth king of Siam (later Thailand) from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama VIII. At the time he was recognised as king by the National Assembly in March 1935, he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in December 1945, but six months later, in June 1946, he was found shot dead in his bed. Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal aides were later executed following very irregular trials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ananda Mahidol has received more than 1,747,474 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Ananda Mahidol is the 1,653rd most popular politician (up from 1,899th in 2019), the 453rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 540th in 2019) and the 127th most popular German Politician.

Ananda Mahidol was most famous for being the King of Thailand from June 9, 1946 to June 9, 1948. He was only 10 years old when he became king.

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Among politicians, Ananda Mahidol ranks 1,653 out of 19,576Before him are Publius Clodius Pulcher, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Euric, Francis, Duke of Guise, and Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily. After him are Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Menelik II, Maria Josepha of Bavaria, Stephen V of Hungary, and Emeric, King of Hungary.

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Among people born in 1925, Ananda Mahidol ranks 29Before him are Rock Hudson, Jacques Delors, Peter Sellers, Michel Piccoli, Douglas Engelbart, and Angela Lansbury. After him are Nílton Santos, Gabriele Amorth, Simon van der Meer, Frantz Fanon, Ernst Happel, and Paul Mauriat. Among people deceased in 1946, Ananda Mahidol ranks 26Before him are Fritz Sauckel, John Logie Baird, Draža Mihailović, Manuel de Falla, Paul Langevin, and Ferenc Szálasi. After him are Gilbert N. Lewis, Helene Schjerfbeck, Andrey Vlasov, László Moholy-Nagy, Wilhelm Marx, and Amon Göth.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ananda Mahidol ranks 453 out of 7,253Before him are Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Victoria of Baden (1862), Conradin (1252), Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), Otto Frank (1889), and Till Lindemann (1963). After him are Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Roland Freisler (1893), Adam of Bremen (1100), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), George Paget Thomson (1892), and Ernst Lubitsch (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Ananda Mahidol ranks 127Before him are Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Gregor Strasser (1892), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Hedwig of Silesia (1174), Victoria of Baden (1862), and Conradin (1252). After him are Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Friedrich Fromm (1888), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), and Walther Rathenau (1867).